Two men arrested after stabbing death in Leicester
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of an injured man with a knife on a street in Leicester.
Leicestershire Police said they were called to Evington Road near the junction with Hamilton Street at 12:32 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of an injured man.
The victim, who is in her 40s, sustained stab wounds and was transported to hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after 1 a.m.
Police said a 33-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, both from Leicester, were arrested Monday evening on suspicion of murder. Both are currently in police custody.
A cordon is in place at the scene as officers continue to investigate.
Detective Inspector Steve Wragg of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit urged anyone with information to come forward.
He said: âAlthough we have made these arrests, we still continue to establish all the circumstances of this incident and continue to appeal to you for your help.
âA man lost his life and we are determined to find out all the circumstances of how it happened and who is responsible. We have a dedicated team that performs detailed investigations, including forensic analysis, CCTV, and house-to-house investigations.
âBut we continue to need information from you, the public, to help us with this task. We know this is a very busy area and there will have been people in the area late in the evening yesterday (Boxing Day) and in the early hours of today (Bank Holiday Monday) . Please think back – were you in the Evington Road and Hamilton Street area at the time? Did you see or hear anything that worried you? Is there something that you thought was unusual?
âIf you have any CCTV or dashcam footage of the area, you should also check that out and contact us.
âIf you were involved in this incident and are reading this, we continue to urge you to come forward now. Help yourself and the victim’s family and introduce yourself now before we come to you. “
Anyone with information should contact 101 citing Incident 19 of December 27. Alternatively, they can report online at leics.police.uk