Murder investigation launched following discovery of a body – three men in custody
A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in a house in the West End area of Leicester.
Officers went into a house in Harrow Road at 4pm on Friday afternoon (24 March) and found the body of a man.
Formal identification has not yet been carried out. A post-mortem examination will be taking place.
A 33-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
Two further arrests were made last night. A 45-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, also arrested on suspicion of murder, remain in police custody.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “We are at the scene and will be over the coming days, carrying out house-to-house enquiries and trawling CCTV to piece together the movements of the victim and the suspects.
“We are still in the very early stages in the investigation, working to identify what’s happened and when, and who’s responsible.
“If anyone has any information about anyone acting suspiciously in the area of Harrow Road in the last few days, please, contact us with information.
“We’d also ask people to contact us with CCTV footage or dash cam footage – have you been in the area of Harrow Road in the days before Friday 24 March? Were you using your phone and have any phone footage that might help us?
“Anything, no matter how small you think it is, it may be helpful to this investigation. Please, we urge you to get in touch.”
Information can be given to the force via the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/33EM23I25-PO1 or by calling 101, quoting incident number 271 of 25 March.