Police name man who died in city assault

A man who died after being stabbed during an altercation in the Braunstone Gate area of Leicester has been named.

Adam Bent, 31, from the Abbey Lane area of the city, sustained a fatal stab wound during the early hours of Saturday 16 July.

In a statement released today, his family said: “We are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of our wonderful son, brother and uncle. We can’t begin to put into words how much he will be missed by all of us.

“Adam was a lively character – he really did light up a room when he walked in to it. He was such a friendly person and so full of life, a real cheeky chap who was always smiling. This has now been taken from us.

“We would ask that we are left alone at this difficult time to grieve in private.”

Detectives are this afternoon continuing their investigation into Adam’s death. They believe the altercation took place at the junction of Western Boulevard and Braunstone Gate.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), who is leading the investigation said: “If you think you could have information which will help our investigation but have not yet come forward I would urge you to do so now.

“Were you in the Braunstone Gate, Western Boulevard and New Park Street area at around the time it happened? This is an area where there are a number of bars and taxi ranks and we believe people will have seen something.

“Please think back, were you in a taxi? Did you see an altercation take place? Did you see anyone making off from the scene?

“Please, if you saw the incident itself, or the moments leading up to it or afterwards, contact us now on 101. You may think the small details you have are not relevant but they could really help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 114 of July 16.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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