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Murder enquiry launched in Cambridge after death of Alex Jeffery

November 10, 2014, 7:07 am

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man from Melbourn.

Alex Jeffery, 21, Of Orchard Road, died in Addenbrookes Hospital yesterday (Saturday, November 8).

Mr Jefferys was injured during an incident in Cambridge outside the Cambridge City Hotel, on Downing Street near the junction with Corn Exchange Street, at around 3.40am on Saturday November 1.

He had been involved in an altercation in the street and was hit by a vehicle.

Mr Jefferys was taken by ambulance to Addenbrookes with serious injuries and remained at the hospital until his death.

A post mortem examination will take place later this week.

His family have released the following statement:

“Alex was a fun loving, kind and caring son, grandson and brother. He is so missed by us all.”

DCI Jerome Kent, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, who is leading the enquiry, said: “I believe there are still people out there who witnessed this incident but still havent been in touch with police and I would urge those people to pick up the phone and call in.

“In particular I am keen to speak to the two security guards who came to Alexs aid.

“I would also urge anyone who may have been travelling in the car involved in this incident or knows who the driver is to come forward.  We are viewing CCTV from the area so it is only a matter of time before they are identified.

“This is a devastating and traumatic time for the family and is it vital we catch the person responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact the Forces Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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