DARREN BROADBENT DEATH: Police not pursuing murder investigation

Mr Broadbent was found dead at a flat on Birchwood Crescent, Chesterfield on August 1
Mr Broadbent was found dead at a flat on Birchwood Crescent, Chesterfield on August 1

Derbyshire police have confirmed they are no longer pursuing a murder investigation after charges against two former suspects, previously linked to the discovery of a dead Chesterfield man, were dropped.

The discovery of the stabbed body of Darren Broadbent, 35, of Grindlow Avenue, Boythorpe, at a flat at Thorntree Court, on Birchwood Crescent, Grangewood, Chesterfield, sparked a murder investigation.

But Nottingham Crown Court heard how murder charges against two Sheffield teenagers - Jaiden Browne-Evans,18, and a 15-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons - have been dismissed and the two have been released from custody.

Police confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death and are no longer pursuing a murder investigation.

A Chesterfield woman, who was arrested as part of the police investigation after Mr Broadbent’s death, still stands charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.