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CHRISTMAS DAY MURDERS: Two men killed in separate tragedies on special day as two people also stabbed in London

TWO separate murder probes were launched after the deaths of two men on Christmas Day.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Wollaton Road, Nottingham, at 8.15pm after Reece Connor, 29, was injured in an assault.

Officers attended Wollaton Road at around 8.15pm on Christmas Day following reports of an assault.

The Twenty-nine-year-old sustained a single stab wound.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance but died a short time later, Nottinghamshire police said, which has informed his family.

Two people have since been charged with his murder - Keaton Adlam-Morgan, aged 23, of Southwold Drive, Wollaton and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named.

Both suspects have been remanded into custody and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 28 December when they were remanded in custody.

Three other men, aged 32, 26 and 20 have been released on bail as investigations continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Croome, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said:

“As we announce these charges my thoughts remain with Mr Connor’s family, friends and all those who knew and loved him.

“They have experienced a very significant trauma and will continue to receive support from Nottinghamshire Police.

“As our investigation continues, I would also like to thank the team of detectives who have worked around the clock on this investigation to build up a clearer picture of what happened.

“As our investigation continues, our thoughts will remain with this man’s family.

“This is a tragic incident and we are currently working hard to understand what happened. To this end we are encouraging people with additional information to come forward.

“We’d like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious and would particularly like to hear from residents and motorists with CCTV, doorbell camera or dashcam footage from the area.

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

“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.

“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."

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

A separate murder investigation was launched after the death of a man in his 30s in Workington, Cumbria.

Police were called to a property on Clay Street shortly before 5.55pm on Christmas Day, where the man was found dead.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and later bailed while enquiries continue.

Police cordons are in place on Clay Street and on South Watt Street in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it or by dialling 101, quoting incident number 98 of 25 December 2023.

In London police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Bethnal Green, east London, on Christmas morning that left two people with stab injuries.

Officers were called at approximately 6:30ham on Monday, 25 December to reports of a man assaulted in Brick Lane.

London Ambulance Service also attended. The man, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment to a stab injury – his condition is not life threatening. A woman, also aged in her 40s, was also taken to hospital for treatment to a stab injury – she was not seriously injured.

Both people received their injuries following an altercation in Code Street, E1 at around 5:30am.

Two men – aged 39 and 42 – were arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and drug offences. Both have been charged with two counts of GBH and were due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 27 December.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD1249/25Dec. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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