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Update: Four more men arrested following Sutton in Ashfield murder

November 7, 2019
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Officers from Nottinghamshire Police have made a further four arrests as part of a murder investigation.

Two men, who are both 20 years old were arrested on suspicion of murder last night (6 November 2019).

Two other men, both aged 24, were also arrested on suspicion of murder following warrants being executed in the West Midlands area this morning (7 November 2019).

Previously, four other men had been arrested as part of the investigation.

Of those four men, two aged 21 and 35 remain in police custody.

Of the other two, a 42-year-old man has been released under investigation and a 31 year-old man has been bailed.

The incident

Officers were called to Langton Road in Sutton in Ashfield just after 10.30pm on Friday 1 November 2019, to a report of a serious assault.

Mr Ross Ball was stabbed and was later pronounced dead at Nottingham’s Queen's Medical Centre. The family have asked for privacy at this emotional time.

The appeal

Officers continue to appeal for any information from witnesses and anyone who may have been in the area at the time.

The force has opened up a 'Major Incident Public Portal' which allows members of the public to click a link and anonymously upload dash-cam footage, upload any pictures they may have taken from their mobile phones or pass on any information they have following the incident.

To access the portal please visit: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/33EM19E04-PO1

You can also report any information through calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Detective Inspector Becky Hodgman, who is leading the investigation, said: “Eight men in total have now been arrested following our enquiries.

"We continue to work hard to get to the bottom of the incident and we are still encouraging anyone who has any information to come forward. Even the smallest detail could prove to be vital to this case.

"Members of the public can now contact the force via a number of different ways, including the portal where they can upload images and give any information anonymously."

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police either by the portal, via Crimestoppers, or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 980 of 1 November 2019.

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