Nottingham murder probe: Man dead after Christmas Day assault - here's what we know so far

The 29-year-old victim has now been formally identified
Investigations continue in Wollaton Road following the murder of a 29-year-old man Investigations continue in Wollaton Road following the murder of a 29-year-old man
Investigations continue in Wollaton Road following the murder of a 29-year-old man

Four people have been arrested following a fatal stabbing in Nottingham on Christmas Day. 

Police were called to Wollaton Road at around 8.15pm on Christmas Day following reports of an assault.

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The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance following the incident but died from his injuries shortly afterward. 

A murder probe has been launched and arrests made following the incident. Police remain on the scene in Wollaton Road as investigations continue.

Here's what we know so far.

Victim identified 

The victim has now been formally identified as 29-year-old Reece Connor. 

Mr Connor’s family have been informed and are currently receiving support from specially trained officers.

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Police launched an investigation following the attack and arrested four suspects on Boxing Day.

Arrests made 

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Boxing Day morning, with police then arresting a 23-year-old man on suspicion of murder later that day. 

Police also arrested two further suspects, aged 32 and 26, for murder, with both men having previously been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All four suspects remain in police custody.

Full statement from police 

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Croome, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “I’d once again like to pass on my condolences to Mr Connor’s loved ones during what must be an incredibly difficult time for them.

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“A large team of officers have been investigating the attack that took Mr Connor’s life since it happened and we have now arrested four suspects.

“This is still very much an ongoing investigation however, so we’d again ask anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident and spotted anything suspicious to contact us immediately.

“We’d also like to hear from residents or motorists with any CCTV, doorbell camera, or dashcam footage that could assist our inquiries.

“Any piece of information, however small it might seem, could make a huge difference in helping us fully understand what happened.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident 375 of December 25, 2023.