Murder story

Three suspects charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death have been named.

On Friday, April 28 officers were called to High Cross Leys, in Nottingham city centre, just before 8am.

Davices Anderson, 22, was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital.

He died shortly after.

Following an extensive investigation, two men and a woman have now been charged with his murder.

They are 53-year-old Courtney McCleary of High Cross Leys, 60-year-old David St Anthony Francis of Swale Grove, Bingham, and 44-year-old Lisa Barlow, of High Cross Leys.

They are due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (May 2).

Two more suspects, 49-year-old Danny O’Keefe, of Keswick Court, Sneinton, and 50- year-old Gregory Bailey, of Comyn Gardens, St Ann’s, who have been charged with assisting an offender, are also due to appear in the same court today.

On Monday, May 1, a 40-year-old woman was also arrested in connection with the investigation.

Three other suspects previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, a 39-year-old man, and two women aged 33 and 44, have been released on bail while inquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Clare Gibson, who is leading the investigation, said: “We’re pleased to have now made further progress in our investigation by charging five suspects in connection with this attack which resulted in the tragic loss of such a young life.

“Davices’s death has had a devastating impact on his family who are continuing to receive support from specialist officers. As ever, our thoughts remain with them at this incredibly difficult time.”