A murder investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old man was found stabbed to death in Leicestershire.

Officers were called to Sword Drive, Hinckley at around 12.55am this morning (October 7) after reports of a man being stabbed.

On arrival they discovered the man injured before he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of his murder and he remains in police custody.

A cordon was put in place and a number of nearby roads were closed to assist police with their investigation - they have since reopened.

Leicestershire Police have appealed anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them.

Forensic officer in white suit entering white forensic tent on Sword Drive, Hinckley Credit: BPM Media

Our enquiries are at an early stage and we are starting to piece together the circumstances surrounding what happened and how this man sustained his injury. I would also like to thank local residents, who may have been affected by the road closures, for their patience and understanding during this time.”

DI Jonathan Blockley said:

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