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Derbyshire Constabulary - Request For Information

Request for information following an incident at the junction of Ilkeston Market Place and Wharncliffe Road at approximately 02.10 am on Saturday 16/12/2023

Murder Investigation Launched in Derbyshire

A man has died following a serious collision in Ilkeston in the early hours of  Saturday 16 December 2023.

Samuel Wilson, from Long Eaton, was struck by a van along with two other men on the Market Place just after 2am on Saturday 16 December.

Despite attempts to save him, the 26-year-old died at the scene. Two other men were taken to hospital for treatment for injuries and are now recovering at home.

One man, believed to be the driver of the van, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in police custody.

At this time, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, and do not believe it is terrorism related.


Can you help?


Do you have any information that you think might assist the investigation?  Were you in the area at the time?  Do you have any relevant digital media, such as photographs, CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage?  If so, the enquiry team would like to hear from you.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to us, please call 101 and ask for Derbyshire Constabulary quoting reference number 23*771155 or incident 115 of 16th December 2023.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at