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Operation Kendal

Appeal for information following a report a man had been stabbed on Bartholomew Street, Leicester.

Details of Incident

Murder investigation launched following stabbing in Leicester

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Leicester this morning (Saturday 18 July).

Shortly after 2.30am police were called to Bartholomew Street following a report that a man had been stabbed.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, died at the scene.

After arriving in the area, officers carried out an immediate search and an 18-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Nicole Main, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) Major Crime team, is leading the investigation. She said: “While one man has been arrested, our enquiries into this incident are continuing and officers remain in the area.

“This is to both help with the investigation and offer reassurance to the local community. A scene preservation is in place in Bartholomew Street.

“I would very much like to speak to anyone who has information but has not yet spoken to police. I believe that there will people living in the Highfields area who know what happened.

“Were you in Bartholomew Street or the surrounding streets in the early hours of this morning? Did you see what happened, or did you hear anything that aroused suspicion?

“I’m particularly keen to speak to anyone who was driving in the area at the time – for example taxi drivers – and who has a dashcam installed in their vehicle.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to a Police Officer regarding this incident, please call 101 Leicestershire Police quoting incident 91 18/07/2020.

Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.