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A MURDER investigation has been launched after a Bradford-born footballer died today.

Jordan Sinnott, son of former Bantam Lee Sinnott, was on life support after an assault last night in Retford.

The 25-year-old died in hospital today, his club Matlock Town FC and Nottinghamshire Police confirmed tonight.

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This latest development has seen Nottinghamshire Police launch a murder enquiry and a fresh plea to anyone who witnessed two large-scale disturbances in Retford town centre overnight to come forward.

The first incident occured at the Dominie Cross pub in Grove Street.

Officers were called to a report of a group of up to eight men and women involved in a disturbance in the pub car park. 

This was just after 11:25pm on the Friday evening. 

Police were then later called to assist ambulance crews who were attempting to treat Sinnott, at around 2am on Saturday.

He was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull.

This was after a subsequent incident.

A 27-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards.

He now remains in poice custody, with detectives having launched a murder investigation following the footballer's death.

Detective Inspector Justine Wilson from Nottinghamshire Police said: "Mr Sinnott's death is a sad and significant development in this investigation.

"Our thoughts remain with Mr Sinnott's friends and family, who our specialist officers are continuing to support at this incredibly difficult time.

"Our investigative team's focus will remain on identifying those responsible and bringing them to justice and, while we have made one arrest at an early stage of our enquiries, we are appealing to anyone who was in Retford town centre late last night and in the early hours of this morning to come forward.

"This incident happened at a very busy time and we believe there are still a number of witnesses who have still not yet come forward who may hold vital information about how a young man came to lose his life so tragically.

"I would like to appeal directly to anyone who witnessed either incident to contact Nottinghamshire Police or call Crimestoppers anonymously with any information they may have."

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.

Anyone who witnessed either incident, or believes they may have captured them on dashcam or mobile phone footage, is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

You should quote incident number: 78 of January, 25, 2020.

Tributes and messages of condolence to Bradford-born footballer Jordan Sinnott

This news is not sinking in, i never thought i would hear one of the children we cared for all those years ago was to be taken in such an horrific way. Bec and i have chatted today and both in utter shock but we will always remember that smile and cheeky ness you had about you, and watching you follow your dads footsteps it was clear you were happy and loved by many. We will be digging the old photos out, you will never be forgotten xx

Marie Gledhill

RIP JORDAN SINNOTT: Myself, and my Family's thoughts and prayers are with his Friends, his Family, and the Football Clubs that he has played for. From, The Wakefield Family, in Stockport.

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RIP Jordan Sinnott......taken far too soon in tragic circumstances. Thoughts are with everyone who knew & loved him. Will always remember you scoring for Chesterfield against Port Vale on my dads 'Ernie Moss Day'.....ironically wearing the number 8 shirt. Fly hight xx💙💙xx

Sarah moss

Oh Jordan, no one will ever know the sadness that is felt by your family. The hole that will never be filled, because you were such a ray of sunshine. Kind, caring, and loving amongst so many more qualities. Not to mention your amazing talent, you did so many people proud! Now an angel, good night, God bless Jord. X

Kirsty Parker

you will be sorely missed by all who knew you, was a fantastic lad!! Can’t believe won’t see u at Cookies anymore!! RIP Jordan!! 💔

Cayl Henry

Such a tragic waste of a Young Life RIP

Glenys McElroy

Sad loss R. I.P. Jordan

Paul Ridgway