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Murder arrest after Syston stabbing

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 24-year-old man in Syston.

Police were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service at 11.06pm yesterday (Saturday) following a report that a man had been stabbed.

Officers attended and the victim was found inside a property in St Columba Way. He had suffered stab wounds to his chest.

The victim was taken to the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, by ambulance where he sadly died during the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

A 21-year-old man, from the Charnwood area, was arrested at the scene at the time of the incident on suspicion of attempted murder. Following the death of the victim, the man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and currently remains in police custody. It is understood that the man arrested and the victim were known to each other.

Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this stage.

A scene preservation remains in place in St Columba Way. A post mortem examination is due to be taking place today.

Detectives are continuing enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident including checking CCTV and house to house enquiries. Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is urged to make contact.

Detective Inspector Kenny Henry from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit is leading the investigation. He said: “A 24-year-old man has lost his life and we are carrying out full enquiries at the scene to establish what has happened.

“A 21-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody assisting us with our enquiries.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area of St Columba Way yesterday evening and who saw or heard anything which caused them concern to make contact with us. If you have any information which you think could help our enquiries – no matter how insignificant it may seem – you should also get in touch.

“Similarly anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area yesterday evening should make contact with us if you have not already done so.”

Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting incident 828 of 27 February.

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