Man arrested after death of an Ilkeston pensioner

Detectives have arrested a man in connection with the death of a pensioner in Ilkeston.

Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 12:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 2:16 pm

Officers, together with paramedics, were called to a house in Station Road at around 10.30am on Sunday, May 14 following a report that the elderly man who lived there had been involved in a dispute with another man.

Following the altercation, the man - 86-year-old Derek Levers - collapsed and was helped by a passer-by. He was taken to hospital but died the next morning.

A 31-year-old Ilkeston man has been arrested and he remains in custody being questioned by detectives.

Anyone with information should phone 101, quoting reference 17000201259.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.