Birmingham & Black Country

Croupier murder suspect sectioned in Birmingham

A man arrested during a murder inquiry has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Francesco Leccese, a 21-year-old Italian man, was found dead at his home in Daley Close, Ladywood, Birmingham, just after 09:00 GMT on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of stab injuries.

Police said a 20-year-old Italian, who was known to Mr Leccese, had been arrested on suspicion of murder and was being assessed at a secure unit.

Senior investigating officer, Det Insp Justin Spanner said: "Mr Leccese was living in Birmingham and working as a croupier in the city centre.

"His family are now in the city and are being supported by specially-trained liaison officers."

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