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Leicestershire Police - Operation Kodiak

Leicestershire Police have launched an investigation into the murder of a male in his late 60's, Howard STAFF, at a house in Wigston


We are currently investigating the murder of a male in his late 60's, Howard STAFF, at a house in Gibson Close, Wigston.  This followed a report that two men had been injured during an aggravated burglary. 

A man entered the house and assaulted the men inside before taking a quantity of cash and leaving, heading out of the house and turning left on to Kings Road.

 Howard STAFF, who was in his 60s, was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to his chest, but died in the early hours of this morning. The other man, who is in his 70s, suffered minor injuries.

Detective Inspector Jonathan Blockley, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) major crime team is leading the investigation. He said: “Howard lost his life as a result of the mindless actions of someone who entered the house and took a quantity of cash.


“Our enquiries are in their early stages and we are carrying out extensive investigations in the area of Gibson Close, speaking to residents and looking at any CCTV opportunities.


“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.


“Did you see anyone or any vehicles in the area acting in a manner that seemed unusual, suspicious or caught your attention? You may not have thought much of it at the time, but think back. Any information you have may help our investigation.


“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.”

Contact Information

If you have any information which could lead to the identification of the offender (s) and would prefer to speak to an officer, please call 0116 2222222, quoting incident 411 of 13th January 2020