Leader responds to city centre incident in which man dies

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has responded to the tragic incident in Nottingham city centre yesterday (Monday 12 October) in which a 20-year-old man lost his life.

Police have named the man as Keany Kristal Kissingou-Mabiala who died from injuries sustained in an attack on Milton Street at around 1.15pm. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder minutes after the incident while on Monday evening, a 19-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of murder as part of detectives’ enquiries.

City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen, said: “It’s a tragedy that someone has lost their life in such a senseless, violent way. Our thoughts are with Keany’s family and friends and what they must they must be going through.

“Sadly knife crime continues to be a major issue right across the country. As a city, Nottingham has been working hard to tackle knife crime and this has been having an impact but incidents such as this demonstrate there is more we need to do.”

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