BREAKING NEWS: Ilkeston man charged with murder


Police officers investigating the death of a 27-year-old woman in Ilkeston on Sunday have charged a man with her murder.

Ian Meakin, 49, of Critchley Street in Ilkeston is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Police were called to a small complex of flats on Critchley Street at 9pm on Sunday May 4 where the woman had been injured. She was taken to hospital and died a short time later.

Officers are not releasing the name of the woman because she has not yet been formally identified but she has been named locally as Angela Ward.

Tributes have already been left on her Facebook site.

Anyone with information that could help the police investigation should call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.