Teenager murdered in Leicester street named

A young man who died after being stabbed in the Highfields area of Leicester has been named.

Hassan Jama, 19, was stabbed in Bartholomew Street in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 18 July). Emergency services were called to the scene at around 2.30am, however the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following an immediate search of the area, an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in Police custody.

A post-mortem examination has confirmed that Hassan died as a result of a single stab wound.

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A scene preservation remains in place around both Bartholomew Street and Myrtle Road.

Detective Inspector Nicole Main said: “Our enquiries are continuing and a man we arrested remains in custody – but I would still like to speak to anyone who has information.”

“We owe it to Hassan and his family to bring those responsible for his death to justice. Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, could help our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101, quoting the incident number 445 of 18 July.

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