Derbyshire Police Statement.
We are releasing a statement as the Independent Office for Police Conduct continues its investigation into the death of a man from Alfreton on Wednesday 27 October.
The IOPC continues to investigate the tragic death of Chad Allford. It is important that an independent investigation is carried out to determine the true events leading up to his death. The IOPC will update Mr Allford’s family on the progress of the investigation.
Derbyshire Constabulary fully supports this investigation and are equally committed to ensuring there is an independent review. We are aware of numerous different accounts circulating within the community, relating to the events leading up to this tragic incident. However, we respectfully ask for time to allow the independent investigators to determine what happened. At the appropriate time, the findings will be made available. Again, we would like to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.
We would like to reiterate that this investigation is fully independent of Derbyshire Constabulary. For more information about IOPC investigations, visit their website Our investigations | Independent Office for Police Conduct