Family pays tribute to man killed in Nottingham stabbing

Lee Cooper, 28, died after being stabbed on Union Road, Nottingham.

The family of a man who died after being stabbed in Nottingham city centre say he will be “greatly missed”.

Detectives named him on Sunday (September 22) as Lee Daniel Roy Cooper, 28. He died after being stabbed on Union Road at around 7.40pm on Saturday, September 14.

In a short statement, released through Notts Police, his family said: “Lee was taken too soon and will be greatly missed by everyone within the family.”

Police are treating his death as murder and have so far arrested three people as part of the investigation, all on suspicion of assisting an offender. They were all released after questioning.

Mr Cooper died at the scene of the attack, which took place as Notts Police prepared to run a knife amnesty to try to deal with rising violent crime in the city.

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Routledge said: “Our enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding Lee’s death. We are still urging anyone with any information to come forward.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about those responsible is asked to call Notts Police on 101, quoting incident number 812 of September 14 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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