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Five more arrests in murder investigation

November 25, 2021
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Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man have made further arrests.

Michael Anton O’Connor was found in a critical condition in Wilford Crescent West, in The Meadows, just before 10.30pm on Wednesday, 10 November. The 31-year-old, from Alexandra Park, later died at the Queen's Medical Centre.

Five people were earlier this week charged with murder. They include Jerome Sheard, 29, of Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows; Rebecca Bell, 36, of Loughrigg Close, The Meadows; Paula Usherwood, 37, of Central Avenue, Beeston; Michael McGuire, 34, of Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows; and Curtis Sheard, 23, of Wilford Crescent West, The Meadows.

All five were remanded in custody after appearing at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court, as was a sixth person – Kerry-Anne Shepherd, 34, of Plantagenet Street, St Ann's – who is charged with assisting an offender.

Last night (Wednesday 24 November), a further five people were arrested in connection with the investigation. Three men aged 19, 28 and 39 and a 51-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge said: “This investigation is continuing at a relentless pace as demonstrated by these latest arrests.

“Our officers have been working round-the-clock on this tragic case since 10 November. In that time we have made a number of arrests and charges and I would like to reassure Michael’s family and friends that we will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice.

“I would also like to thank those who were affected by the cordon placements for their patience, now the cordons have been lifted.”

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