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Nottingham murder: Police name stabbing victim – body found in city flat had ‘been there for some time’

A man who was found dead in his flat has been named by police.

Seventy-four-year-old Barry Spooner was found dead at his home in Gladstone Street Forest Fields, at around 8 pm on the evening of Wednesday 7 June after concerns were raised about his welfare.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained detectives.

Mr Spooner died as a result of stab wounds and it is believed he may have been dead for some time before he was found.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area towards the end of May.

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Two people, a 58-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, have been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

A 53-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All three remain in police custody as investigations continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Clare Dean, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It is clear that Barry died a very violent death and we are doing everything we can to find out what happened and who is responsible for this crime.

“We believe he may have been dead for some time before his body was found, and would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in this area towards the end of May.

“As our investigations continue over the coming days, our thoughts will remain with Barry’s family at what we know will be an extremely difficult time.”

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