Witnesses have told how a neighbour tried to help a person who died in an incident in Long Eaton this morning.

A heavy police and ambulance presence was seen at 7:02 am in Bennett Street after the individual suffered an unexpected death.

Emergency services closed the road between Shakespeare Street and Britannia Road, while responding to the incident with two police cars, an ambulance, and the air ambulance.

Derbyshire Police were still present at the scene at 2:00 pm, after the cordoned-off section had been reopened.

It is thought that some people who lived on the road rushed to help the person who had collapsed.

A neighbour who spoke to CBJ news and did not want to be named said: “The lady who lives next door to me came out to help the person who was lying in the road.”

“The person on the floor was a friend of the person I know lives in the house he was in front of.”

A resident of Bennett Street who wished to remain unnamed said: “There’s always trouble here, the road is well known for its problems, especially drugs.”

The incident occurred on Bennett Street and led to a road closure on the road between Shakespeare Street and Britannia Road.

A statement from Derbyshire Police said: “We received a call from East Midlands Ambulance Service just before 7.15am this morning to report a sudden death in Bennett Street, Long Eaton.

“The road is currently closed in both directions, officers are on the scene, and a cordon is in place.

“Investigations are underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the death, but they are not thought to be suspicious.”