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West Bridgford man charged with murder after victim of Nottingham assault dies in hospital

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died following an assault in Nottingham city centre.

Officers attended Sussex Street Skate Park on Tuesday (5 December) evening after a 24-year-old man was attacked.

He sustained serious head injuries and was also robbed after being attacked by a group of people.

The incident happened at around 6.50pm at the walkway underneath the tram tracks near the Nottingham Contemporary.

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A group of people involved then fled away from the scene in the direction of High Pavement and Cliff Road.

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The victim was rushed to hospital following the attack, where he remained in a critical condition before passing away on Thursday (7 December) night.

Kai Howitt, 18, was previously arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent but has now been charged with murder and robbery.

Howitt, of Trent Boulevard, West Bridgford, is due to appear before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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Police also arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder yesterday (7 December) evening, as well as two people – a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy – on suspicion of robbery and violent disorder.

They all remain in police custody.

Meanwhile, a 13-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of robbery and violent disorder have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Detective Inspector Clare Gibson, who is leading the investigation, said:

“I’d like to express my sincere condolences to the victim’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

“We are determined to identify all the people involved in this attack and have to date arrested six suspects, one of whom has now been charged.

“This remains an active investigation and I would again appeal to anyone who saw what happened or has any information that could assist us to call the police quoting incident 635 of 5 December 2023, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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