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Adam Bent murder: Family tribute to 'cheeky chap'

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 31-year-old man who died after being stabbed in a fight has been described by family as a "cheeky chap".

Adam Bent, of Abbey Lane in Leicester, was fatally stabbed in the Braunstone Gate area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

In a statement, his family said they were "absolutely heartbroken at the loss of our wonderful son, brother and uncle".

A 28-year-old man arrested after the death was released without charge.

'Cheeky chap'

Mr Bent's family said: "We can't begin to put into words how much he will be missed by all of us.

"Adam was a lively character - he really did light up a room when he walked in to it.

"He was such a friendly person and so full of life, a real cheeky chap who was always smiling. This has now been taken from us.

"We would ask that we are left alone at this difficult time to grieve in private."

Police, who are appealing for witnesses, said they believe the altercation took place at the junction of Western Boulevard and Braunstone Gate.

Det Ch Insp Martin Holvey, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: "This is an area where there are a number of bars and taxi ranks and we believe people will have seen something."

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