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Teenager Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After Man Found Dead in Leicester

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 79-year-old man at a property in Leicester.

The 17-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of murder, following a report that a man had been stabbed to death at a property in Queens Park Way.

Leicester Time: Teenager Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After Man Found Dead in Leicester

The incident happened yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, February 22), and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were called to the scene just before 5pm.

Paramedics attended to the man, however, sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following initial enquiries, a murder investigation was launched by Leicestershire Police.

Enquiries led to three people being arrested in connection with the incident later on in the evening.

The 17-year-old remains in police custody. A 44-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. They also remain in police custody.

A full investigation is ongoing and officers remain in the area carrying out full enquiries including house-to-house visits and CCTV and forensic analysis.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector David Greenhalgh from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “A 79-year-old man has lost his life and we are fully committed to establishing the full circumstances as to how this has happened and who is responsible.

“We have a dedicated team working on the investigation and full support is being provided to the victim’s family.

“Three people currently remain in custody being questioned in connection with the incident.”

Police are urging members of the public to come forward if they have any information about the incident.

“There will understandably be concern in the community today following this incident. We have a number of officers in the area who will be speaking with people, carrying out enquiries and offering reassurance,” said Mr Greenhalgh. “Please do speak with them regarding your concerns and any information which you may have.”

Anyone with any information can contact 101 or report online at quoting incident 558 of 22 February.