Leicester murder investigation

Two men are due to appear in court later charged with the murder of football coach Antoin Akpom in Leicester.

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Potential 'significant witness' in Leicester murder found

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leicester say they have found the driver of a red 1 Series BMW who may be a 'significant witness'.

It follows the death of 20-year-old Antoin Akpom in Kent Street at 5:30pm on Thursday evening.

Police say they believe the driver may have traveled past the scene of the attack while it was happening.

Searches continue after Leicester murder

Officers from across the Midlands are helping with the investigation Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police investigating the murder of 20-year-old Antoine Akpom in Leicester say they have been carrying out searches across the city.

Assistant Chief Constable, Roger Bannister, said:

"Searching a number of locations simultaneously requires a lot of resources.

"After briefing, the teams were deployed to a number of different locations and any significant finds are being examined.

"It feels to me to have been an excellent example of us all pulling together at a very difficult time.”

Murder detectives given more time to question suspect

Police investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man in the city have been given more time to question a suspect arrested on Friday evening.

Antoin Akpom, 20, died after being attacked on Kent Street at 5:30pm on Thursday.

The application was made to a magistrate on Sunday evening and means that the 19-year-old arrested on Friday can stay in police custody for at least another 36 hours before he needs to either be released or charged.

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