Man killed in Leicester car park stabbing named

By Kerri Stevenson

A 22-year-old man who died after being injured in a Leicester car park in Canonsleigh Road yesterday has been named as Pedro Godinho.

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Pedro Godinho

Police were called to the car park at about 6.20 on Sunday morning by the ambulance service after Mr Godinho was found with life threatening injuries including a severe stab wound, which he later died from in hospital.

A murder investigation was launched following his death, and police are urging anyone who has any information that may help with this to come forward.

A 19-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of murder during the early hours of this morning and was in custody, where he was due to be questioned by police.
A 21-year-old woman, who was also in custody, was arrested on suspicion of assisting the offender.

Friends and family have paid tribute to Mr Godinho through social media, sharing emotional Facebook posts celebrating his life and sharing memories of him.

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The car park in Canonsleigh Road

A Gofundme page to raise money for funeral costs has also been set up today by a group of his childhood friends, which has so far raised £900 of it’s £7500 goal in the space of just four hours.

The campaign was set up by MirshadMeah, who said: “As childhood friends of Pedro, we feel it is our duty to try and support his family with funeral costs and other financial support for his family.”

“Never failing to make people smile, Pedro was the heart of the community, which will mourn the loss of his incredible personality.”

If you wish to donate, please visit the Gofundme page here.

Also, if you have any information or evidence regarding the circumstances of Mr Godinho’s death, please call Leicestershire Police on 101 or send an email to contactus@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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