An investigation has begun after a man was found dead in Leicester city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses who may be able to help establish how the man died and are particularly keen to trace a taxi driver in a blue Toyota Prius.
Police were called at 4.20am on Sunday (June 11) after the man, who is in his 30s, was found lying in Belgrave Road, close to the junction with Belgrave Circle.
Officers and the East Midlands Ambulance Service attended and the man was declared dead at the scene. He appears to have suffered a head injury.
From enquiries carried out so far it is believed the man had been walking away from the city, along Belgrave Road at the time.
He was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a light grey t-shirt and carrying a dark coloured rucksack.
Investigating officers are looking to speak to anyone who was in the area between 3am and 4.20am and may have seen the man or captured anything on dash cam. They are particularly keen to speak to a taxi driver in a blue Toyota Pruis who was in the area of Welford Place.
The driver stopped and spoke to officers at around 4.20am and mentioned seeing a man lying in the street.
Detective Sergeant Paul Vincent, from the force’s Complex Investigation Team, said: “Our investigation is very much in its early stages and we are treating this death as unexplained while we work to establish how the man died.
“I am urgently looking to find the taxi driver who spoke to officers and mentioned seeing a man lying in the street – he may have information that could prove very useful to our investigation.
“We are also keen to hear from anyone else in the area at the time. We know the area was busy in the early hours of the morning – particularly with taxis and people leaving the city after a night out. If you were in the area of Belgrave Road and Belgrave Circle between 3am and 4.20am and saw the man or have any information, please come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 132 of 11 June.