Police were called to a report of a group fighting in Saffron Lane, close to the junctions with Duncan Road and St Andrews Road shortly before 11.30pm yesterday (Friday 12 November). Officers attended and found a man in his 20s with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Two men aged 30 and 23 have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Five other men – two aged 34 and three aged 32, 30 and 19 – have been arrested on suspicion of affray. They all remain in custody at this time.
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Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), is leading the investigation. He said: “Our investigation is very much in its early stages and while a number of people have been arrested, I am very much keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened. This incident occurred on a busy road in the outskirts of Leicester and I am sure that there will have been people passing by who witnessed it. I am particularly keen to speak to any motorists who were driving past at the time or anyone who may have filmed the incident on their mobile phone. Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could help my investigation.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 21*661195. Alternatively call 101.