Chip shop death man named

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Two in custody on suspicion of murder

POLICE in Leicester have named a man who died after being assaulted outside a Leicester chip shop.

Officers were called to a chip shop on Saffron Lane at around 9.15pm yesterday evening (Monday November 1), following reports that a man was being assaulted outside.

Police attended and found 43-year-old Jagjit Singh, from Harrington Street, injured.

He was taken by the ambulance service to the Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he died a short time later.

A 27-year-old Leicester man and a 35-year-old Leicester woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They both currently remain in police custody.

The scene was cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to be carried out. Clifton Road between Saffron Lane and New Park Road was closed. The cordon has now been lifted.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Castle, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation and are trying to piece together exactly what happened.

“If there is anyone who has information about the incident who we have not yet spoken to, please call us immediately.”

 If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Leicester (0116) 222 2222 and quote incident 874:1 or contact Crimestoppers which is free and anonymous on 0800 555 111.

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