Three men arrested over murder of Derbyshire footballer Jordan Sinnott after star died on night out

A third arrest has been made over the murder of Derbyshire footballer Jordan Sinnott on a night out in Retford.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:08 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:57 pm

Nottinghamshire Police launched a murder inquiry after the 25-year-old footballer died over the weekend.

A 21-year-old man is the third suspect to have been arrested over the murder.

Another 21-year-old man and a 27-year-old man have already been arrested in connection with the incidents and all three remain in police custody.

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The scene in Retford, Nottingham - SWNS

Nottinghamshire Police were called to the Dominie Cross public house in Grove Street, Retford, following a report of a group of up to eight men and women involved in a disturbance in the pub car park just after 11.25pm on Friday, January 24.

Officers were later called to assist paramedics attempting to treat Mr Sinnott, a footballer with Matlock Town Football Club, after he was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull following a subsequent incident at around 2am in the town’s Market Place.

Mr Sinnott, the son of former Bradford City, Huddersfield and Watford star, Lee Sinnott, died in hospital just before 6pm on Saturday, January 25.

Two other men were also injured during the incidents, with a 27-year old man sustaining a suspected broken nose and a 44-year old man receiving a suspected broken jaw.

Detective Inspector Justine Wilson, who is leading the investigation said: “Retford is a fantastic town with a close knit community, and I would like to appeal directly to that community to come forward. Jordan’s family deserves answers, so please come and talk to us.

“We are making progress in the investigation, but we have unanswered questions. I know there are people out there who saw what happened and can answer those questions for us, so I would like to appeal to you directly - please do the right thing, not just for us but for Jordan’s family.”

Both Matlock and Alfreton cancelled their fixtures on Saturday due to ‘tragic and unforeseen circumstances’.

Wayne Bradley, chairman of Alfreton Town - who were due to play Mickleover Sports - posted on Twitter: “Life has an ability to throw up many tests.

“It is just not a day to attempt to play football. Sorry everyone.”