I am saddened to hear of last night’s murder on New South Bridge Road in Far Cotton and frustrated with the senselessness and futility of what has happened. As the news of this gathers pace, I know this will rock the community in Far Cotton and the University, especially so soon after the senseless loss in Kingsthorpe and the armed incident last year in Southampton Road.
Far Cotton is still a close-knit community. It is resilient as it is strong, so I am appealing for anyone who has any information to report it to the Police as a matter of urgency. The first 24 hours are critical. Please contact the Police by ringing 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
You will see a bigger Police presence around the University and Far Cotton over the following days. This is to reassure you and I would also appeal that we do not speculate about this on social media. Someone’s son has been murdered and speculation or gossip on social media will only increase their already tremendous hurt and pain.
The full facts will be released by the Police as they progress with the investigation. Please give them your full support. This is a time we must pull together.