Entries to Chesterfield Half Marathon '˜suspended' after arrest of organiser

Entries to the Chesterfield Half Marathon have been temporarily suspended - following the arrest of organiser Mike Hyman on suspicion of theft.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 2:28 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:12 pm
Organiser of Chesterfield Half Marathon, Mike Hyman
Organiser of Chesterfield Half Marathon, Mike Hyman

Mr Hyman, 69, co-founder of Chesterfield-based charity Kids ‘n’ Cancer, which also organises the half marathon, was arrested last month with his wife June, 71.

The pair have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A notice posted on the Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon Facebook states: “All current race registrations have been temporarily suspended please check back regularly and follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.”

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Mr Hyman co-founded national charity Kids ‘n’ Cancer in 2010, based at The Bridge Business Centre on Beresford Way in Chesterfield.

The charity’s website - which is still not working - previously stated: “We assist children in the UK suffering from mass tumour cancers, to access potentially life-saving proton therapy treatment in the USA if appropriate to their condition.”

At the time of their arrest, a Charity Commission spokesman said: “Following the arrest of two individuals connected to the charity, including a trustee, the Charity Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Kids ‘n’ Cancer to assess serious concerns about its management and governance. As part of our investigation, we have frozen the charity’s bank accounts.”

Last month, a spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “Derbyshire police executed two warrants in Chesterfield and a 69-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of theft.”

“They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

The race is due to take place on Sunday, October 22.