Nottingham police launch murder inquiry after assault victim dies

Damien Gayle
Police cordoned off a wide area around the scene of the killing. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

A murder investigation has been launched after the victim of a serious assault in Nottingham in the early hours of Friday morning died of his injuries.

Police found the man, whose name has not been released, badly hurt at an address in Woodborough Road, in the city’s Mapperley Top area, just before 1am. He was treated at the scene but died shortly afterwards, they said.

Detectives from the East Midlands serious operations unit cordoned off a wide area around the scene of the killing, leading to a number of public transport diversions.

Photos from the scene published on local media showed police walking in lines along Woodborough Road, apparently searching for evidence.

One resident of the area, Amy Breffitt, 22, told the Nottingham Post: “My partner went out to work and saw the tape, then I saw on the Post what had happened. I’m really shocked.

“It’s a quiet area around here. You hear of it in other places in Nottingham but it’s always been quiet here. It’s a busy road so you don’t get anything like this happening.”

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