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University student dead after city centre attack

Photo of Arjun Singh who was 20 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police have started a murder investigation after a university student who was assaulted in Nottingham city centre, died.

Arjun Singh, who was 20, was attacked on Long Row just before 4am yesterday (18th January). He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, but sadly died today (19th January).

Arjun was studying at Nottingham Trent University.

Nottinghamshire Police detectives say the enquiry is now being treated as a murder investigation.

They are keen to trace two men who fled the scene on foot after the assault.

Photo of the scene on Long Row in Nottingham Credit: ITV News Central

"This was a serious assault which has resulted in a young man losing his life. Our thoughts with Arjun's family and friends and we would ask that people respect their privacy at this very sad and difficult time. It is really important that if anyone has any information that could help the enquiry, no matter how small it may be, they come forward immediately.

If you were in the area of the Slug and Lettuce public house around 3.45am on Saturday morning and have not yet spoken to the police, I would urge you to come forward. We need to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage, including taxi-drivers who were in the area of Long Row West and Angel Row at the time, or any mobile phone footage of the incident. Please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 132 of 18 January 2020, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Inspector Richard Monk, of Nottinghamshire Police