Nottingham

Nottingham murder police in plea to taxi drivers

Police near the Hubb pub on Hucknall Road
Image caption The attack took place outside the Hubb, in Hucknall Road, Sherwood

Police investigating the murder of a teenager outside a pub in Nottingham have appealed for taxi drivers who were in the area to contact them.

Malakai McKenzie, 19, died from a gunshot wound following an attack outside the Hubb, on Hucknall Road, Sherwood, early on Saturday.

Detectives said they were following up new leads in their investigation.

A party was being held at the venue and police are urging people who attended to contact them.

Jigsaw piece

Police were called to the pub at 03:30 BST on Saturday after reports that a firearm had been fired.

The teenager was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre with serious injuries but later died.

Officers have been reviewing CCTV footage and believe those responsible for his death escaped in a car which drove up Hucknall Road, and turned into Perry Road.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon said: "We know the Hubb was a busy venue on Friday night into Saturday morning with a party ongoing inside.

"There are still people who left without giving their details to the police or telling us what they know. I would urge them for the sake of Malakai's family to come forward and help us find whoever did this to their loved one.

"We also believe a number of people left the Hubb in taxis and I would ask any of those cab drivers to think back to whether they saw anything, or whether anyone spoke to them about what had happened.

"We are pleased with the response to appeals for information and are continuing to follow up a number of inquiries. We are still urging anyone with information to contact us - what they know could be the missing piece of the jigsaw."

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