BARROW HILL TRAGEDY: No criminal charges will be brought after grandfather's death

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No criminal charges will be brought over the tragic death of a grandfather in Barrow Hill, the Derbyshire Times has learned.

The body of John Smith was found inside a house on Campbell Drive on the afternoon Friday, July 29.

Police believe the 55-year-old may have been involved in a dispute in Staveley earlier on the Friday before what they describe as his 'sudden death'.

Following the incident in Staveley, officers arrested three people on suspicion of manslaughter.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: "After consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), all those arrested have been released without charge and there will be no further action.

"There was insufficient evidence to charge for manslaughter."

After Mr Smith died, Barrow Hill resident Lousie Slater said: "He was a lovely bloke.

"He’d do anything for anyone.

"I last saw him on Friday. I waved at him, he waved at me and later I found out he'd died.

"It's just horrible."

Scores of people also took to social media to tell of their shock at the incident and express their sadness at Mr Smith's death.