Leicester

Adam Bent murder: Police arrest three men and teenage girl

Adam Bent Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Adam Bent was described by his family as a "lively character" who would "light up a room when he walked into it"

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 31-year-old man was stabbed to death in Leicester.

Adam Bent died in hospital after the attack in the Braunstone Gate area of the city early on Saturday.

The man arrested on suspicion of his murder is in police custody while officers question him.

Detectives have revealed two other men and a teenage girl have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Image caption The area around the scene of the stabbing was closed by police while they examined it

Det Ch Insp Martin Holvey, who is leading the investigation, believes there are still people who may have seen what happened but have not yet called police.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 03:50 BST on Saturday.

"Please take a moment to think back to the early hours of Saturday morning," said Mr Holvey.

"Were you in the area? Did you see any altercation or a man chasing another man at the junction of Western Boulevard and Braunstone Gate?"

Mr Bent's family said in a statement that he was "a real cheeky chap who was always smiling".

"We are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of our wonderful son, brother and uncle," the statement said.

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