According to BBC, a man aged 38 years was commemorating his friend, Martin Maughan, at a party, when he was attacked and killed. The victim is yet to be identified, and the police have stated that they will be treating the killings as separate events.
The 38-year-old was reportedly found early Sunday morning with chest stab wounds in Mill View Close, Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, later dying due to the severity of his injuries.
His friend who had been killed just 24 hours prior was Martin Maughan, aged 27 years, who was also victim of a knife attack in West Walk Sneinton at around 6am on Saturday, later dying of his injuries as well.
The BBC has said that it is believed the two victims knew each other and were friends and that the second victim was in fact at a gathering to celebrate the life of his friend who had been killed.
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Mark Stanley, the Chief Inspector of the Nottinghamshire Police, has officially said that “The murders are not believed to be linked and we’re treating them as separate incidents. We have increased visible patrols in the local area to reassure the local community and to provide them with appropriate information as to what has happened.
“The early indications are that these incidents are confined to people who are known to each other and who were at addresses they were invited to. In connection with the murder in West Walk we have arrested a 19-year-man on suspicion of murder. A 43-year-old, arrested on suspicion of murder, is still in police custody.
“No other people are sought in relation to this incident,” he added.
If there is anyone with any information on either incident, please call Nottinghamshire police on 101.