Leicester street murder 'may have been filmed'

Police cordon
Image caption A police cordon was set up near to where the 22 year old was found

The moment a man was murdered in a busy city street might have been captured on camera, detectives have said.

Abdirahman Abdirizak Mahmoud Adam, 22, died in hospital after he was discovered in St Matthews Way, Leicester, on Monday afternoon.

Leicestershire Police wants to trace anyone who may have inadvertently recorded events surrounding the attack on CCTV, dashcams or smart phones.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The force are trying to establish whether Mr Adam sustained his injuries in the street or elsewhere.

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Det Ch Insp David Swift-Rollinson said officers have been trawling through CCTV in the area, but appealed to the owners of private CCTV cameras.

He said: "We would ask anyone who owns CCTV or has dashcams in their vehicles, to check whether they have captured any footage from Monday afternoon, which may assist with our investigation."

He added that a number of people could have witnessed what happened.

It has not yet been revealed how Mr Adam died.

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