A murder inquiry has been launched after a 17-year-old died in hospital after being stabbed during a group attack in Bulwell.
Police said Lyrico Steede was knifed a number of times during the incident on Stock Well at around 7.30pm last Tuesday (February 13) and had since died.
The ‘senseless’ murder had left his his family devastated, said the detective leading the investigation at a press conference at the scene yesterday (February 20)
Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, said the teenager, who lived in Bulwell, was chased and fatally injured in a targeted attack.
“We are determined to catch those responsible and we would urge the community of Bulwell and Nottingham to help us get justice for this family,” she said.
“This incident all happened over several minutes in the local area, on streets including Lathkill Close, Lillington Road and Stock Well.
“We believe he left home sometime around 6pm and at some point he was chased and attacked before being left very seriously injured in Stock Well. We are appealing for more people to come forward to help us piece together the exact circumstances of the incident.”
Video: Det Chief Insp Hayley Williams held a press conference at the scene (Notts Police)
Police have identified CCTV footage but say more may be available and appeared for camera owners, particularly drivers with dash cams, to get in touch.
No arrests have yet been made, and Det Chief Insp Williams said the perpetrators may be from the local area, and a friend, family member or social media post may hold the key to solving the crime.
“I would also directly appeal to girlfriends, mothers and relatives who have noticed their loved one becoming agitated or changing their lifestyle suddenly to reach out to us,” she added.
“There are lots of different measures we can put in place to safeguard witnesses’ identity and safety. We will work to help you provide vital information to help the police bring those responsible to justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 734 of February 13.