A non-league footballer, Jordan Sinnott has died after being attacked during a night out, according to police.

Sinnot who played for Matlock Town, was found unconscious in Market Place, Retford, Nottinghamshire.

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According to Nothinghamshire police, Sinnot suffered a fractured skull and later died in hospital.

A 27-year-old man sustained a suspected broken nose during the incident, while a 44-year-old man suffered a suspected broken jaw.

Both were later called to assist ambulance crews attempting to treat Sinnott after he was discovered unconscious with a suspected fractured skull following a subsequent incident at about 200 am in Market Place.

However, the police said the 27-year-old man who was arrested shortly after the incident remains in custody.

In a statement before Sinnott’s death, DI Justine Wilson said investigations into the incident are in process.

She added: “This incident happened at a very busy time and we believe there are still a number of witnesses who have not come forward.”

Matlock Town had earlier tweeted that their Saturday away game against Mickleover Sports had been postponed due to tragic incident.

Jordan Sinnott, the son of football manager and former player Lee Sinnott joined the club from Alfreton Town, who also called off their Saturday fixture following the incident.

A statement from Alfreton following Mr Sinnott’s death said the club are “saddened and heartbroken”.

It added: “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.

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

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