Ripley murder inquiry

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POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man was assaulted and died in Ripley on Sunday night.

Police were called to Butterley Hill at 10pm by local people who reported an assault.

When officers arrived they found a man, in his 40s, suffering serious injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics but died later at Kingsmill Hospital in Niottinghamshire.

A 38-year-old local man was arrested and is detained in custody.

A post mortem examination of the victim will be carried out on Monday.

Anyone who has any information that would help the police investigation should ring the police on 0345 123 33 33 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.