Harborough man arrested over death of a man in Kibworth Harcourt has been released on police bail

A Market Harborough man arrested over the mystery death of a man in Kibworth Harcourt has been freed on police bail.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 3:03 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 3:04 pm

The 33-year-old Harborough man, who hasn’t been named, was quizzed by detectives at a county police station before being released as enquiries continue.

Police were called to a flat in Glebeland, Kibworth, at 7.31am on Sunday morning after the alarm was raised.

Officers responded after receiving a report of an injured man, aged in his 30s, in the garden of flats there.

If you can help police carrying out this investigation then please call officers on 101 quoting incident number 136 of 19 January.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are being carried out into the circumstances of how he sustained his injuries.”

Medics dashed to the spot but tragically battled in vain to save the seriously-injured man’s life.

“The ambulance service attended but unfortunately he died at the scene,” said the spokeswoman.

Police said the investigation is in its “early stages” as officers carry out extensive house-to-house enquiries in Kibworth.

“A 33-year-old man from Harborough was arrested in connection with the death,” said the police spokeswoman.

“The death is being treated as unexplained at this time.”

The high-powered investigation into the man’s death is being led by Det Insp Simon Boden.

Det Insp Boden said: “We are working to establish exactly what has happened and the cause of the man’s death.”

The senior detective urged anyone who was in that part of Kibworth over the weekend or who knows anything to contact police immediately.

“We want to speak to anyone who was in the area of Glebeland on Saturday night and Sunday morning,” said Det Insp Boden.

“Were you inside the property or do you know someone who was?

“Have you heard people talking about what happened?

“We need to speak to you.

“If you have any information – no matter how small you think it is – then please contact us.”

If you can help police carrying out this investigation then please call officers on 101 quoting incident number 136 of 19 January.