Two more arrests in Usman Patel murder
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Two more men arrested in relation to the murder of Usman Patel
Police have arrested a further two men on suspicion of murder in the Green Lane Road murder investigation.
A total of six people now remain in custody following the murder of Usman Patel, aged 32, in the early hours of Sunday 18 July.
At around 2.18am Usman was stabbed to death near to a residential property on Green Lane Road, North Evington. He was treated at the scene by the ambulance service but died from his injuries.
The two new arrests are of a youth aged 17 who was arrested in Slough and a further man aged 18 was arrested in Leicester City Centre. They were both arrested on suspicion of murder.
Two men, a youth and a woman who were arrested at residential addresses in North Evington remain in police custody.
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of murder.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Police are continuing to keep an open mind as enquiries continue.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit said:
“We continue to move at a very fast pace to find who committed this murder. We are determined to prosecute those responsible and we are working tirelessly to ensure we catch them.
“I want to continue to ask the community to come forward. There are people still out there that may have information to help us with this investigation and I urge you to speak to us.
“Those who chose to carry knives will find there are consequences. It only takes a moment to ruin your life and the lives of many. Usman’s family are devastated by the death of Usman and how a young man’s future has been taken away.”
Anyone with any information is asked to report on line at www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ or call 101 and quote incident 85 of 18 July.
No further information at this time, updates will be published on the website as an when appropriate.