Detectives have launched a murder investigation following a fatal stabbing in Nottingham city centre yesterday evening (14 September 2019).
Nottinghamshire Police were called just after 7.40pm to a report of the incident in Union Road, where it was reported that a man in his twenties sustained stab wounds.
Police and ambulance crews were on-the-scene within minutes to provide medical treatment to the man, who was pronounced dead a short time later. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained police family liaison officers.
Detective Inspector Justine Wilson, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have launched a murder investigation and, although our enquiries remain at an early stage, I can assure the public that uniformed officers, detectives and forensic teams are all working tirelessly to understand the circumstances surrounding this very serious case.
“While we believe those involved in this assault are known to one another, we understand the level of concern that incidents of this nature cause our communities. That is why we’re letting the public know to expect to see a large number of uniformed officers in the city centre today to offer some reassurance following this incident.
“Most of all, my thoughts are with the family of the victim who are now facing the devastating reality of coming to terms with the fact that their loved one has lost his life on our city’s streets. That, quite simply, is not acceptable and our efforts are now fully focused on understanding how this man came to lose his life – as well as identifying those responsible for his death.
“If you have any information about this assault – no matter how insignificant you may think it may seem – I would urge you to contact police as soon as possible.”
A police cordon remains in place on the A60 Mansfield Road, which is closed in both directions between its junctions with Woodborough Road and Peachey Street.
Anyone travelling in-and-around Nottingham city centre is being warned to expect disruption to traffic and public transport today (Sunday 15 September), as officers continue their work at the scene.
A man has been arrested in connection with the investigation, on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, believes they may have captured the assault on dashcam footage or has any information about those responsible is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 812 of 14 September.