Lance Martin death: Four people charged with murder

Lance Martin Image copyright Katie Louise Burke
Image caption Lance Martin, a father-of-one, died in hospital after being found injured

Four people have been charged with murdering a man who died following an assault.

Lance Martin, 24, was discovered in St Thomas Road in Normanton, Derby, on Thursday, and later died in hospital.

Two men and two women, all from Derby, are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A 16-year-old boy, who was also arrested, has been released with no further action.

Katie Louise Burke, a friend who is raising money for Mr Martin's funeral, said he was a "gentle giant at heart" who "loved his little boy".

"He was always there for everyone who needed him," Ms Burke said.

"He was funny and kind, he had a lot of friends and he's going to be missed very much by everyone."

She said the situation had shaken everyone he knew.

Image caption Parts of St Thomas Road were cordoned off

Kerian Bareham, 30, of Portland Street, Jamie Butler, 42, and Clara Butler, 21, both of Marlborough Road and Francesca Butler, 23, of Portland Street, have all been charged with murder.

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