Appeal as detectives make seventh arrest

Issued on 6/3/18 at 5:30 p.m.

Incident number: 443 of 1 March

Detectives investigating the explosion in Hinckley Road, Leicester, that resulted in the death of five people have made a seventh arrest.

A man is in 30s, from the East Midlands, has been arrested this afternoon on suspicion manslaughter. He is in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives.

Extensive enquiries have been carried out so far, but officers need help from the public.

Anyone with a dash cam in their car, and who was travelling city bound on the A47 between 5.30pm and 7.15pm on Sunday 25 February, is urged to contact the police.

Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Keen said: “There is an extensive investigation going into the explosion and we need help from the public who may have vital information.

“Were you travelling on the A47 towards the city on Sunday between 5.30pm and 7.15pm? Any footage on your dash cam may be vital, no matter how insignificant you may think it is.

“Contact us and let us make that decision. Any information may be key.” Contact 101, quoting incident number 443 of 1 March.

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