Man released under investigation in connection with city centre murder enquiry

Video: Tributes left to the man in his 20s who died in the incident

A man has been released under investigation in connection with a murder enquiry after a man in his 20s was fatally stabbed with police re-appealing for information.

Nottinghamshire Police were called just after 7.40pm on Saturday (September 14) to a report of the incident on Union Road, close to the junction with Mansfield Road.

Police and ambulance crews provided medical treatment to the man at the scene, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Formal identification has not yet taken place.

Officers investigating the circumstances arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender who has subsequently been released under investigation.

Police have increased patrols in the city centre area to provide reassurance to residents.

The incident happened a day before Notts Police joined forces across the UK in launching Operation Sceptre, a national crackdown on knife crime.det

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Detective Chief Inspector Robert Routledge said: “Our enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the death.

“We’re following a number of lines of enquiry and we’re still urging anyone with any information, who hasn’t already come forward, to please get in touch with us.

“We believe this was an isolated incident which involved people who are known to each other.

“We’ve increased reassurance patrols in the area and if anyone has any concerns, we’d encourage them to speak to one of our friendly officers.

“We have a large team working tirelessly on this investigation and we’re doing everything we can to find the offender and bring them to justice.

“The victim’s family is being supported by specially-trained police family liaison officers. We’d ask for the family’s privacy to be respected at this difficult time.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, who believes they may have recorded the assault on dash-cam footage or has any information about those responsible is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 812 of September 14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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