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Fourth man charged with murder after disturbance in Ilkeston

Alert message sent 12/07/2021 13:33:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

A fourth man has now been charged with the alleged murder of a 22-year-old man following a disturbance in Ilkeston.

Police were called to reports that a man was found injured in Eyre’s Garden, Ilkeston, at around 12.40pm on Sunday 4 July.

The man, Byron Griffin, from East Leake, Loughborough, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre where he died.

Three men, Dylan Geary, 21; Daniel Lewsley, 32, and Grant James Masterson, 29, all of Great Northern Close, Ilkeston were previously charged with the alleged murder of Mr Griffin and now Jordan Fairbrother, 26, of Nelson Street, Swadlincote who was arrested on Saturday, has been charged with the same offence.

All four have been remanded in custody.

Officers are no longer looking for anyone else in connection with the murder, however, they are still keen to hear from anyone with information, in particular any drivers with dashcam that were driving on Cotmanhay Road between Charlotte Street and Awsworth Road on 4 July between 11am and 3.30pm.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 21*372467:
  • Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
  • Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
  • Website – complete the online contact form:
  • Phone – call us on 101.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting
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