Man stabbed to death at home of boxing champion
A murder investigation has begun after a man was found stabbed to death at the home of Herbie Hide, the former world heavyweight boxing champion.
The man, who was in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene after officers were called to a party at the house near Norwich early yesterday, police confirmed. Police said they would question each of the more than 100 people who were at the party.
Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory, of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, who is overseeing the investigation, said initial inquiries suggested that Mr Hide, pictured, was not at the house when the man was stabbed but it is understood police will interview him.
Officers spoke to more than 100 people at the party but reports suggested as many as 300 had been present. The victim has not been named and a Home Office post mortem examination began yesterday afternoon. "There is a picture beginning to emerge which suggests that there was a dispute or an altercation. This happened at a crowded party, it happened in front of people so there were witnesses," said Det Supt Gregory.
"The person who has done this needs to know that we will get to them, so if they have a story to tell it is better that they come forward and tell it to us sooner rather than later. We are in the process of confirming the victim's identity and police Family Liaison Officers have been assigned to work with next of kin."
Mr Hide, 40, and his family have moved out of the home in Bawburgh, to the west of Norwich, while police investigate. The boxer, known as The Dancing Destroyer, was born in Nigeria but grew up in England. In 2009, he was declared bankrupt for the second time after coming out of retirement to fight at the lower cruiserweight division.
Scottish independence: Scots of Corby take matters into their own hands in mock referendum - and deliver overwhelming verdict
Protesters fight to save Arturo, the polar bear sweltering in baking hot zoo
Fry ‘criticises Operation Yewtree in dinner party rant’ calling for tougher laws to deter false sex abuse allegations
Supermoon 2014 in pictures: Moon appeared bigger and brighter at the weekend
Saharan remains may be evidence of first race war, 13,000 years ago
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
- 1 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
- 4 Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country
- 5 Barack Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee in support of gay rights
- < Previous
- Next >