Police launch murder inquiry after man in 40s stabbed

PUBLISHED: 10:40 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:56 26 July 2018

Murder scene on Stourbridge Common.Picture: Keith Heppell

Murder scene on Stourbridge Common.Picture: Keith Heppell

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 40s was stabbed on Stourbridge Common in Cambridge.

Murder scene on Stourbridge Common.Picture: Keith HeppellMurder scene on Stourbridge Common.Picture: Keith Heppell

Emergency services were called at about 4.15pm yesterday (Wednesday, July 25) with reports that the man had received serious injuries near Ditton Walk.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by ambulance but subsequently died of his injuries.

The death is being treated as murder and a police cordon remains up at the scene.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder in Cambridge shortly after 3am today and remains in custody at Parkside Police Station.

Murder scene on Stourbridge Common.Picture: Keith HeppellMurder scene on Stourbridge Common.Picture: Keith Heppell

DCI Mike Branston, who is investigating, said the death is being treated as an isolated incident.

He said: “We have a team of detectives dedicated to investigating this death and there will be extra officers patrolling in the area today.

“We know there were people in the Stourbridge Common area when this happened yesterday and I would appeal to them to come forward as they could have important information for this inquiry.

“Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should not hesitate to contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 339 of July 25. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or online.

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