Murder inquiry launched after Leicester lake death

Brendon Mason Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Brendon Mason died in hospital after being found injured near the boating lake at Abbey Park

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man was found injured near a boating lake.

Brendon Mason, 23, of Glenfield, Leicestershire, was discovered near Abbey Park's lake in the city at 08:10 BST on Tuesday. He died later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a head injury.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death and bailed, Leicestershire Police said.

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Image caption The 23-year-old died as a result of a head injury, police said

The force has reopened the park, but two areas within the park remain cordoned off.

Det Ch Insp Mick Graham said: "Brendon was seen in Tournament Road, Glenfield, between 16.25 BST and 17:00 BST on Monday afternoon, before heading off towards a bus stop near to a supermarket in Dominion Road.

"We are working to piece together Brendon's movements... and want to hear from anyone who remembers seeing him, or a man matching his description."

Mr Mason had short blonde hair and was about 5ft 7ins tall, officers said.

He was last seen wearing grey canvas tracksuit bottoms and a navy blue Adidas tracksuit top. He also was carrying a black Puma backpack.

The force said detectives were trawling CCTV footage and following a number of lines of enquiry as part of the investigation.

Image caption The park has been closed while officers carry out an investigation

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