Derbyshire police say that victim Karl Taylor was fatally injured at a property in Uttoxeter New Road. Mr Taylor spent two-and-a-half weeks fighting for his life in hospital but died on Boxing Day. Gursimran Singh Mann, 20, of no fixed abode has been charged with his murder alongside two other men from Derby.
The initial investigation was for a serious assault. When Mr Taylor died, it became a murder probe. This then led to a number of people being arrested in connection with it. Three men have now been charged with murder. They are:
- Mateusz Maciejewski, 19, of Shakespeare Street, Derby;
- Callum McConnell, 20, of Ednaston Avenue, Derby;
- Gursimran Singh Mann, 20, of no fixed abode.
A spokesperson from Derbyshire police said: “A man has died following an assault in Derby and four people have been arrested. Karl Taylor, 43, was stabbed at a property in Uttoxeter New Road at about 1.20pm on Sunday, December 8.
“He was taken to hospital with serious injuries and we issued an appeal asking the public to come forward with information. Mr Taylor remained seriously ill in hospital but died on Boxing Day.
Investigating officers are still looking for witnesses.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw people acting suspiciously or running away from the Rowditch area around the time that the assault took place on the afternoon of Sunday, December 8.
Following the incident, the police issued the following statement: “Officers are keen to speak anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information that can assist with their investigations.
“They are also keen to hear from anyone with dashcam footage of this incident or anyone who was travelling nearby and may have video that can help officers.
“If you have footage which may be of use, please download it onto another device and store it securely ready for officers to view.”
If you believe you have any information about the incident, you can contact Derbyshire Police via Facebook, Twitter, on the non-emergency 101 number or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.
You can quote incident number 19*656439 in any correspondence with officers.