Leicester

Leicester street 'murder' victim died from stab wound

Police car outside the railway station
Image caption Police were called to the incident in the early hours of Wednesday

A man who was found injured outside a railway station died from a stab wound, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

The 30-year-old local man, who has not been formally identified, was discovered in London Road, Leicester, just before 00:40 GMT on Wednesday.

It was initially believed the victim, who died later in hospital, had been struck by a vehicle.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

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Det Ch Insp Martin Smalley said: "We have found CCTV images that show him walking along London Road and then collapsing in the street.

"He appears to be staggering, and some people may have assumed that he was suffering from the effects of alcohol.

"In fact, he had been fatally injured. I need to hear from anyone who may have seen him."

Part of London Road outside the city's railway station was closed for forensic examination for much of the day on Wednesday.

Image caption Part of London Road was closed for examination during Wednesday

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