LATEST: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after footballer Jordan Sinnott dies

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after non-league footballer Jordan Sinnott died following an assault in Retford town centre. 

Nottinghamshire Police said a murder inquiry was launched after Jordan’s death was confirmed on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion on murder. 

Shortly after the incident a 27-year old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, and according to police he still remains in police custody. Officers initially responded to reports of up to eight men and women being involved in a disturbance in the Dominie Cross pub car park in Grove Street shortly after 11.25pm on Friday.

Jordan was taken to hospital where he tragically passed away on Saturday evening. In a statement, an Alfreton Town spokesman said: ‘Alfreton Town would like to release the following statement following on from the incident reported to Nottinghamshire Police overnight. 

“We are saddened and heartbroken to report that Jordan passed away just before 7pm this evening. His friends ad family were with him at his bedside and we send our sincere condolences to them all at this very sad time. 

“Jordan was a model footballer and an exceptional talent during his time at the Impact Arena and had a close affinity with both the manager, assistant and the players he took the field with. The club would ask for privacy to be respected to all at the Reds and to Jordan’s family and friends during this delicate time. 

“Rest easy Sinbad, we will never forget you.”

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Lizzie Day