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Leicester teen murder: Two men bailed, 18-year-old remains in custody

Two of the four men arrested on suspicion of murdering a 16-year-old have been released on bail.

An 18-year-old remains in police custody, while a third man, aged 35, has been released with no further action, Leicestershire Police said.

One man aged 34, two men aged 35 and an 18-year-old who was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries were arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 16-year-old died in Leicester after an altercation on Tuesday evening. Credit: Google Street View

A 16-year-old boy died after an "altercation" between a group of men in Leicester on Tuesday evening.

The victim, named locally as Tyler Thompson, was found injured in Freeman Road North and taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary, but medical teams could not save him.

Scene preservation has been lifted at a house in Broad Avenue but an area of Freeman Road North, between the junctions of Saltersford Road and Uppingham Road remains cordoned off.


Weekend Picks: Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City: 22nd November (Leicester City Centre)

Leicester Christmas lights switch on this weekend Credit: Leicester City Council

Leicester will be signalling the start of the festive season with the Christmas lights switch on and the city’s 7th annual winter food fair on Sunday 22 November.

The Winter Food Festival will take place at Leicester Market from 11am with over 150 food and drinks stalls from local producers. There’ll be all types of food from vegetarian Indian food to exotic meat pies, hot chestnuts and chocolate. Live music and entertainment will start the lights switch on from 2pm at Humberstone Gate.

The switch-on of Leicester’s Christmas lights is just the start of the city’s festive celebrations – and it promises to be a day to remember.

“With the return of the popular Winter Food Festival, exciting light shows, real reindeer, and lots of live entertainment, there will be plenty going on in Leicester.”

– Cllr Piara Singh Clair, Assistant City Mayor for Culture, Leisure and Sport


Vigil held for Kayleigh Haywood in Measham

A vigil has been held at St Laurence's church in Measham for Kayleigh Haywood after police confirmed they discovered a body believed to be the teenager's.

The family of the 15-year-old attended along with members of the local community from Measham and surrounding towns and villages.

Kayleigh's brother Kyle Haywood, 18, broke down as he paid tribute to his sister in front of 200 mourning friends and family members.

He said: "I'd like to thank everyone for coming for my little sister tonight.

"She was taken away from us at a young age, and nothing can bring her back.

"We are all very grateful to everyone that has come.

"I'd just like to say, Kayleigh, I hope you're looking down on us.

"You're in our hearts and in thoughts forever.

"I love you so much. So, so much."

After his tribute, Kyle went over and kissed his mother Stephanie Haywood, before sitting down with his close family in the front row of the 200-seater church.

Ibstock 'in a state of shock' over Kayleigh Haywood's death

A minister at the local baptist church in Ibstock, close to where Kayleigh Haywood went missing, says the local community has been stunned by the teenager's death.

Her body was discovered on farmland near Belton a few miles away from where she was last seen outside Ibstock Community College last week.

Junior Minister Danielle Leigh has been leading the tributes:

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