Two arrested as investigation into man’s death continues

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any information or witnesses that will help in the investigation of a man’s death in Stretton in the early hours of Saturday morning (11 December).

Police were called to a house on Bridgeside, Stretton at around 1:35am following a report of a stabbing. A man, believed to be 19 years of age, was treated at the scene with serious injuries but died a short while later despite the best efforts of medical staff.

The deceased man is yet to be formally identified. Specially-trained officers are working with and supporting the family at this difficult time.

A post mortem to help establish the cause of death will take place today.

Officers have been working with colleagues from Derbyshire Police to complete property searches in the Derby area and have made two arrests overnight. An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl from Derby have both been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning at this time.

A scene remains at the address in Stretton for further forensic enquiries and increased neighbourhood patrols will continue to be in the area to provide reassurance and to assist with evidence gathering.

Detective Inspector Adrian Webb, senior investigating officer for Staffordshire Police, is calling on any member of the public to get in touch that may have information about this incident: “My team are working really hard to establish the circumstances leading up to this man’s death. We will be continuing to search addresses of interest, completing further enquiries with residents in the local area and we will be viewing lots of CCTV to help create a timeline of events.

“Any information you may have about this incident, no matter how small, could be critical in helping us to find answers for the deceased’s family. Please get in touch with Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 58 of 11 December or, for guaranteed anonymity, you can contact Crimestoppers.”