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Murder investigation launched after burglary death

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A murder investigation is underway after a man in his 60s died after being attacked during a burglary in Leicestershire.

Two men were injured during the incident on Gibson Close in Wigston on Monday (13 January) at around 3:45pm.

One victim in his 60s suffered chest injuries and later died in hospital. The second man, in his 70s, suffered minor injuries

Police believe a man entered the house and assaulted the men inside before taking a quantity of cash.

“I’d like to hear from anyone who saw anything that caused them concern yesterday afternoon. Gibson Close is not far from the busy shopping area in Wigston and this incident happened at a time when many people will have been collecting children from school or making their way home from work.

"I would also like to speak to anyone who has CCTV footage installed at their property – whether it’s a home or business – or anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has a dashcam installed in their vehicle."

– Detective Inspector Jonathan Blockley, East Midlands Special Operations Unit