Man arrested in Leicester murder investigation

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Ashley Johnson Leicester murderImage source, Leicestershire Police
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Ashley Johnson was found in a street in Leicester in the early hours of Saturday

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after another man was stabbed in Leicester.

Ashley Johnson, 24, died on his way to hospital after he was found with a knife wound in Dannett Street at about 03:40 GMT on Saturday.

Leicestershire Police believe he was killed in a dispute between groups of young men.

CCTV footage of a Royal Mail van and a dark saloon has been published in a bid to trace possible witnesses.

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Leicestershire Police officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward
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Police are looking to trace the drivers of a Royal Mail van and a dark saloon car captured on CCTV in the area

Leicestershire Police said the vehicles were driving in the area around Fosse Road North.

Det Ch Insp David Swift-Rollinson said "a number of motorists" were on the roads at the time and asked for any witnesses to come forward.

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A second location on Fosse Road North believed to be linked to the incident is also being investigated

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