Cops probe South Normanton death

Police investigating the murder of a man in South Normanton on Friday evening are trying to trace two men who were in the area at around the time he was found.

Daniel Thomas Baker, 32, of Derby, (pictured) was discovered collapsed at 11.35pm on Friday July 19 on Mansfield Road by a couple of people who were walking along the road.

He was taken by ambulance to King’s Mill Hospital where he was certified dead on arrival. A post mortem examination on Saturday revealed that he died from a stab wound.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The two men police want to question walked down Storth Lane in South Normanton and turned right into Mansfield Road at about 11.25pm. This was only a few minutes before Mr Baker was discovered collapsed on Mansfield Road.

Detectives are appealing for these two men to come forward as they may have vital information which will help the investigation.

Officers from the East Midlands Major Crime Unit are working with local Derbyshire officers on the case.

A search of the area was made overnight and continued on Saturday. House to house enquiries were carried out during the weekend.

A 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, who are both from South Normanton, were arrested at 10am on Sunday July 21 in South Normanton. They remain in custody and will be questioned again today.

Officers would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw Mr Baker between 5pm on Thursday July 18 when he caught a Red Arrow bus from Clay Cross to Derby up until Friday night when he was found injured in South Normanton.

Anyone who has information should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.