A 35-year-old man has died after he was ‘fatally wounded’ near an Indian restaurant in Northampton.
A police spokesman said officers were called to Barrack Road, close to the Lazeez restaurant shortly before 5.30pm on Friday evening.
The spokesman said “Paramedics transferred the victim to Northampton General Hospital where he sadly died of his injuries just before 6.25pm.”
Detective Inspector Ali Reynolds, of Northamptonshire Police, said: “We are urgently appealing for witnesses and are especially keen to know of the victim’s movements in the hours leading up to his death.
Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or, alternatively, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111
Emergency services were called out to Barrack Road, near the Lazeez restaurant, at 5.25pm.
A spokeswoman for the East Midlands Ambulance Service said the 999 call was categorised as “immediately life-threatening’.
She said: “The caller reported an incident on Barrack Road, Northampton. Our Emergency Operations Centre categorised the call as immediately life-threatening and sent an ambulance to respond.
“The crew arrived on scene within eight minutes of the call being picked up and took the patient to the Northampton General Hospital.
Police were also called to the scene of the incident and tape has been placed around the area, although the Lazeez restaurant is still open.
The police tape covers an area of the pavement and a small alleyway to the side of the restaurant.
Northamptonshire Police is yet to provide further details. A spokesman told the Chronicle & Echo an update would be posted later this evening.