Leicester

Beaumont Leys death: Appeal by family of Jason Jelley

The family of a Leicester man who died after collapsing with serious head injuries have appealed for help to find out what happened to him.

Jason Jelley, 30, who was married with five children, was injured on 14 September and died later in hospital.

"It is an absolute nightmare - and he has left five of his own kids behind," his father David Jelley said.

Police are trying to find out what happened to Mr Jelley in the minutes before his death in Beaumont Leys.

'Incredibly difficult'

"We are appealing for anyone with information about the circumstances around this incident to contact us immediately. We hope this appeal will encourage witnesses to come forward," Det Insp Simon Preston said.

His wife, Hayley Jelley, said it was "an incredibly difficult time for the family" and added that he was "a wonderful dad to our children and a loving husband".

Police want to trace a man described as black and between 5ft 6in and 6ft tall who may have assisted Mr Jelley near a pedestrian crossing on Strasbourg Drive.

They believe Mr Jelley left his home in Tilling Road at about 07:45 BST and was at the Texaco garage on Parker Drive at 08:05 BST.

It is thought he then walked to Peppercorn Walk, where detectives believe he was injured, before returning home.

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