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FOUR ARRESTED IN LEICESTER FOLLOWING STUDENT HALL STABBING

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FOUR men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a man was stabbed at a party in Leicester.

Picture: University of Leicester

Police were called at 11.38pm on Thursday (January 20) to a report of a stabbing at an address in Nixon Court, Putney Road, which serves as student accommodation for the University of Leicester.

A man, in his twenties, sustained a single stab wound and was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Yesterday (Monday, January 24) four men were arrested in the Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Middlesex area.  The men, aged 18, 19, 23 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.

Two 22-year-old men from Slough who were arrested over the weekend have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Rob Arthur, from the force’s Complex Investigation team, said: “Our enquiries remain very much ongoing as the investigation progresses and despite these arrests we are still keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about what happened that we have not spoken to.

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

Martyn Riddleston, chief operating officer at the University of Leicester said in a statment that “dedicated support is available for students who have concerns or require assistance.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101 or online via www.leics.police.uk quoting incident 725 of 20 January.

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