Murder probe launched after Nottingham student dies following attack in town centre

20 January 2020, 12:08

Arjun Singh was attacked outside The Slug and Lettuce pub
Arjun Singh was attacked outside The Slug and Lettuce pub. Picture: Nottinghamshire Police

By Matt Drake

A murder investigation has been launched after a university student died in hospital following an assault in Nottingham.​

Arjun Singh, 20, who was studying at Nottingham Trent University, was assaulted in the town centre near The Slug and Lettuce pub in Long Row shortly before 4am on Saturday.

Sadly, he died after being taken to the Queen's Medical Centre following the attack

​Nottinghamshire Police said detectives are eager to trace two men who fled the scene on foot following the incident.​

Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live, locals and residents spoke of their shock at the incident.

Pete Knowles, from newspaper delivery company MSR Newsgroup, said: "All I saw was someone on the floor with a blue blanket over them. There were two ambulances that came and then police cars.

"I saw an ambulance speed off. I was doing my newspaper delivery."

Nottingham Trent University said it was "saddened" by the death of Mr Singh.

Writing on Twitter, they said "Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. We will be offering support to anyone at the university who may be affected."

Detective Inspector Richard Monk said: "This was a serious assault which has resulted in a young man losing his life.​

"Our thoughts are with Arjun's family and friends and we would ask that people respect their privacy at this very sad and difficult time.​

"It is really important that if anyone has any information that could help the enquiry, no matter how small it may be, they come forward immediately."​

The senior officer added: "If you were in the area of the Slug and Lettuce public house around 3.45am on Saturday morning and have not yet spoken to the police, I would urge you to come forward.​

"We need to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage, including taxi-drivers who were in the area of Long Row West and Angel Row at the time, or any mobile phone footage of the incident."​

Anyone with information is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 132 of January 18, or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.​