Three men arrested in Nottingham after stab death in street

Police cordon in Russell Road
Image caption A witness said there were several young men in three cars in the street

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man stabbed to death in a Nottingham street.

A witness said the victim, Aqib Mazhar, was stabbed in the back after being targeted by a gang armed with bricks and poles.

The 21-year-old, from the Forest Fields area of the city, was attacked in Russell Road on Wednesday evening.

Nottinghamshire Police said he died in hospital and appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

The Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque in Sneinton wrote in a tribute on its Facebook page reading: "Our prayers go out to Aqib Mazhar from Forest Fields who passed away last night after being attacked on Russell Road with a knife.

"May Allah swt make it easy on his family during this difficult time."

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Image caption Mr Mazhar died in hospital after being stabbed

The witness said there were several young men in three cars, which all stopped in the street.

"They were throwing bricks, they had poles," she said.

She dialled 999 at about 20:35 BST and went to try to help.

"As I turned him onto his side all the blood just [went] all over the pavement," she said.

A 23-year-old man was arrested late Thursday afternoon.

A 21-year-old man was also arrested later that day and an 18-year-old was arrested on Friday morning.

Police said more than 80 officers were involved in the murder investigation.

Image caption Police closed Russell Road close to the Gregory Boulevard junction as they investigated what happened

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