Family of murder victim whose body was found on Shirebrook allotment release photo of him

The family of a murder victim whose body was found at an allotment in Shirebrook have released a photograph of him.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 5:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 10:00 am

Andrew Jackson, 55, was discovered at around 10am on Sunday, January 26 at the allotment, just off Prospect Drive.

Post-mortem results revealed that Mr Jackson suffered injuries suggesting that he had been assaulted, prompting Derbyshire Police to launch a murder investigation.

Detective Inspector Chris Marriott is the senior investigating officer on the case.

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The man has been named as Andrew Jackson, 55. Photo courtesy of his family.

He is asking ‘anyone who heard a noise or a disturbance’ around the Prospect Drive area between 10.30pm on Saturday, January 25 and 2am the next day to get in touch.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Inquiries have identified that several people were in Prospect Drive, Central Drive and surrounding streets between those times and we are asking them to come forward so we can speak to them as part of our investigation.”

DI Marriott also wants to hear from anyone who lives in the area who might have CCTV or dash cam footage.

Anyone with any information that may help the investigation is asked to contact Derbyshire Police, quoting reference number 20*049022, using the following methods:

Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

Twitter – send a direct message to the contact centre on @DerPolContactWebsite – complete the online contact form on the website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.