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Two arrested in murder investigation

The man was found in a carpark Credit: PA

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leicester have made two arrests.

A 19-year-old man, from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning (27 March) and is currently in custody, where he is will be questioned by detectives.

His arrest is in connection with the death of a 22-year-old, who was assaulted in Canonsleigh Road on Sunday. Police were called to a car park by the ambulance service after a man was found with life-threatening injuries.

He taken to hospital where he later died.

A post-mortem examination which was carried out yesterday determined that he died from a stab wound.

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for assisting an offender. She is also in custody.

Police appeal after man found in car park dies

Canonsleigh Road has been cordoned off Credit: PA

Detectives have set up an investigation after a man found in a car park with life-threatening injuries has died.

Emergency services were called to a Canonsleigh Road in Leicester this morning (26 March) where he was taken to hospital and later died.

The street has been cordoned off while a forensic examination takes place.

It is believed the victim, who was in his 20s, may have sustained his injuries during an assault in the car park. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has information about how the man sustained his injuries.


Reports of 'ongoing incident' at building society

Police are responding to an incident at The Nottingham Building Society Credit: PA Wire

There are reports of an ongoing incident at a building society in Shepshed in Leicestershire.

The Loughborough Echo are reporting there is a heavy police presence outside of the Nottingham Building Society in the town, in response to what's thought to have been a robbery.

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Man and teen due in court charged with murder

Timothy Smith lived in Tamworth Credit: Leicestershire Police

Two men are due before magistrates charged with murder after a man from Tamworth was found dying from a stab wound on an industrial estate.

The pair were arrested after 45-year-old Timothy Smith was found in Shepshed, Leicestershire, on Thursday night.

Mark Law, aged 20, from Sandringham Rise, Shepshed, and a 17-year-old boy who comes from the Shepshed area but who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged following questioning by detectives.


Two lanes are closed and there is very slow traffic on the M1 Northbound between J24 A6 / A50 / A453 (Kegworth / East Midlands Airport) and J24A A50 (Derby/Stoke/East Midlands Airport), with congestion back to J23a A42.

This is due to emergency repairs.

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