Man arrested and bailed in Leicester party stabbing investigation
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Man arrested and bailed in Leicester party stabbing investigation

Police have arrested and bailed a ninth man in relation to a stabbing at a party in Leicester.

The man is the 10th person detained in connection with the incident. He was arrested in the Greater London area on suspicion of attempted murder on Wednesday 2 March, and released on bail on Friday 4 March.

At 23:38 on 20 January, police were called to a report of a person being stabbed at student accommodation in Nixon Court, Putney Road.

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital in a “critical but stable condition” with a single stab wound, and has since been discharged.

At the time, Detective Inspector Rob Arthur, of Leicester Police’s Complex Investigation team, said: “A significant number of enquiries are continuing today into this incident, which includes the examination of CCTV, and witness accounts being taken.

“While we have spoken to some witnesses, we know that many people who were also at the party – and haven’t as yet spoken to us – could have information about what happened, the events leading to it, or the people responsible.

The university is currently working with Leicestershire Police regarding an incident that took place at the Nixon Court student accommodation on Thursday 20 January

–Martyn Riddleston

“I would urge those people to make contact with us. The information you have could prove extremely valuable to our investigation, so please contact us and tell us what you know.”

Police previously arrested eight men between the ages of 18 and 23 on suspicion of attempted murder, and a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice. They have all since been released on bail.

Leicester Police said that inquiries into the incident remain ongoing, and they urged anyone with further information to come forward.

Martyn Riddleston, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Leicester, previously said: “The university is currently working with Leicestershire Police regarding an incident that took place at the Nixon Court student accommodation on Thursday 20 January.

“Dedicated support is available for students who have concerns or require assistance – please contact our Student Support Services team directly or email concerned@le.ac.uk. We would urge anyone with any information related to the incident that could help the police with their investigation to speak directly to them.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or online via the Leicestershire Police website quoting 22*38879.

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