Family Pay Tribute To Man Killed In Chaddesden

26 April 2019, 13:17 | Updated: 26 April 2019, 13:22

Simon Jones

A tribute has been released by the family of Simon Jones, who died following an incident in Chaddesden last week.

Mr Jones, of Belper, was found injured in a car park off Chaddesden Lane on Saturday night. 

The 57-year-old was taken to hospital but later died.

His family has now paid tribute to him, describing him as a true gentleman.

In a statement, they said: “Simon was a loving, caring family man and a true gentleman who was adored by everyone he met.

“We are devastated by the horrific and cowardly way he was taken from us. We would like to grieve as a family in private.”

A murder investigation was started after it happened and - on Thursday 25th April - 19-year-old Jacob Ali of Ashworth Avenue, Derby, appeared at court and was charged with murder and robbery.

19-year-old Thai Johnson of Renfrew Street and 26-year-old Zak Stevens of Crewton Way have been charged with assisting an offender.

A 33-year-old man remains in police custody for questioning.

A 21-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation, as have a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.