A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched following an incident in Melbourne Street, Leicester.


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Police were called to the area at 11.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 8 September) following a report of a serious assault.


Officers attended and an 18-year-old man was found with multiple stab wound injuries.

East Midlands Ambulance Service were also in attendance and the man was taken to hospital. The man died in hospital during the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

Officers remain at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.


Detectives are appealing to anyone who was in the area late yesterday evening (Wednesday) or during the early hours of this morning (Thursday) and who has any information to make contact.


Detective Chief Inspector Joe Banfield, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said:

“We have a dedicated team carrying out full enquiries including speaking to witnesses, analysing CCTV and carrying out forensic enquiries. A scene remains in place in the area while these enquiries are ongoing.


“We understand there were a number of people in the area around the time of the incident and are appealing to anyone who was in the area and who has any information to make contact.


“Please think back - were you in the area of Melbourne Street, Maidstone Road, Garendon Street, Maynard Road or Kent Street late yesterday evening (Wednesday) or during the early hours of this morning (Thursday)? Did you see or hear anything which caused you concern? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area which could assist our investigation? If you do, please get in touch with us.


“We understand that the incident will have caused concern in the area and our officers do remain in the area speaking to people and offering reassurance.”



Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 680 of 8 September. You can also report online at www.leics.police.uk