Issued on 1/2/19 at 11:37 a.m.
Incident number: 459 of 29 January
Detectives are appealing for sightings of a man who died after it is suspected he was assaulted.
31-year-old Ashley Walker died in hospital on Wednesday (30 January) and while receiving treatment in hospital he told a relative he had been assaulted on Tuesday 22 January at an address in Tatlow Road, Leicester.
Ashley, who also lived in Tatlow Road, became unwell on Thursday 24 January and was taken to hospital where he continued to receive treatment prior to his death.
Officers were made aware of the alleged assault on Tuesday (29 January).
A 50-year-old Leicester woman arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday and a 28-year-old Leicester man arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday remain in police custody. Officers have been granted a warrant of further detention by magistrates’ today.
A third arrest has been made. A 37 -year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of murder this morning and remains in police custody.
A scene preservation remains in place at an address in Tatlow Road while enquiries are being carried out at the scene. A post-mortem examination has been carried out and further tests are being conducted.
Detective Inspector Jon Blockley, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) said: “Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and further details about the reported assault and it’s important we build up a complete picture of Ashley’s movements in the days before he was admitted to hospital. We know he was last seen by his family on 21 January and was taken to hospital on 24 January.
“We have been carrying out house to house enquiries and speaking to his neighbours but we would still ask anyone who may have visited the area during this time and seen him to contact us. Ashley is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall and of a slim build.
“Did you see Ashley in Tatlow Road or the surrounding area in the days before 24 January? Did he speak to you and mention details of an assault? It’s essential that any information you may have, no matter how significant it may seem to you, you inform police of. What may not seem important to you could prove crucial to our investigation, so please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 459 of 29 January.
If you have information in response to this appeal please contact us on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your personal details won't be taken, information isn't traced or recorded and you will not be required to go to court.