Leicester Attack: Witness Found

16 September 2013, 09:30 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Detectives investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man in Leicester have found the driver of a red 1 Series BMW that could help them with their enquiries.

An appeal was issued by police to trace the driver of the BMW which is believed to have driven past the scene of the assault that led to the victim’s fatal injuries.

Police do not believe they were involved in the incident and they would be treated as a significant witness.

Investigations are still ongoing into the murder at around 5.30pm on Thursday September 12. A 19-year man arrested in London in connection with the murder remains in police custody.

Help from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Police

Search teams from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have been helping Leicestershire Police, along with Urban Search and Rescue teams from the Fire Service.

Assistant Chief Constable, Roger Bannister, said:

'We would like to thank our colleagues from across the region and the fire service for their assistance today.

'Searching a number of locations simultaneously requires a lot of resources. After briefing, the teams were deployed to a number of different locations and any significant finds are being examined. It feels to me to have been an excellent example of us all pulling together at a very difficult time.'