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Derbyshire Constabulary - Appeal for information

Police are appealing for information following an incident in Whaley Bridge

Fatal shooting in Whaley Bridge

Enquiries have been continuing into the circumstances of a fatal shooting in Whaley Bridge.


We were called to reports of a burglary at a property in Eccles Road at around 1.20am on 1 May.


At the scene a man was found to have sustained fatal gunshot wounds. He has now been formally identified as Marcus Smith, 19, of Chapel-en-le-Frith.


A second man, who is in his teens, was found with a gunshot wound nearby in the same road. He remains in hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.


A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He has now been bailed as investigations continue.


Three men who have been arrested in connection with the burglary have also now been bailed as investigations continue.


Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information on the incident.


If you have any information, CCTV, mobile footage or dashcam which you feel may assist the investigation, please submit using the form below.


Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to us, please call 101 and ask for Derbyshire Police and quoting incident number 36 of 1st May 2024.


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