Witness call over boxer home death
Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at a party at the home of former world champion boxer Herbie Hide have urged the culprit to come forward.
Officers were called to the private party in Bawburgh, Norwich, Norfolk Constabulary said.
The victim, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, in Long Lane.
A force spokesman said Mr Hide was not present at the time of the incident, which was witnessed by a number of people.
Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: "We know this attack happened in front of many people and it is only a matter of time before we trace the offender. I would therefore ask that person to make contact with us, to give their account of what happened, before we knock on their door.
"We have already spoken to around 100 witnesses at the scene last night and I would further appeal to those people present, and who have not yet spoken to police, to make contact with the Major Investigation Team. We are satisfied this incident was contained within this private setting and that there are no wider issues for the local community."
Police said officers had been given "varying accounts" of the number of people at the party - with some estimating that there were 300 people at the property. A police spokesman said Mr Hide and his family had relocated while police carried out investigations at the scene.
Earlier, Mr Gregory said: "We are in the early stages of our investigation and working to establish the sequence of events which led to this man's death. We are also in the process of confirming the victim's identity and police family liaison officers have been assigned to work with next-of-kin.
"A large number of people are known to have been present at the property at the time and while we continue our efforts to identify and speak to all party goers, I would urge anyone who left the scene before speaking to police to contact Norfolk Constabulary as soon as possible on 101."
Police said officers were providing high visibility reassurance patrols in the area and a Home Office post-mortem examination is due to take place.