Nottingham

Nottingham knife murder case suspects arrested

Reuben Morris-Laing and crime scene
Image caption Reuben Morris-Laing was found outside a shop at the side of a busy road

Detectives investigating the murder of a man who was found stabbed outside a shop in Nottingham have made two arrests.

Reuben Morris-Laing, 21, was discovered in Robin Hood Street, St Ann's, shortly before 21:30 GMT on Wednesday, and later died in hospital.

A 29-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder and a woman, 22, is suspected of assisting an offender.

Mr Morris-Laing's family said they have been left "devastated" by his death.

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Image caption Mr Morris-Laing was found in Robin Hood Street

In a statement, they said: "Reuben was a caring, family orientated man who was always in high spirits.

"He was polite and nice to everyone he came into contact with.

"Reuben was also a hardworking role model who had high ambitions. He had chosen his vocation as a carpenter which was influenced by his father.

"We are all devastated by what has happened and life won't be the same without him."

The incident prompted Nottingham City Council's leader to call for tougher penalties for knife crime.

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