Further arrest made over Leeds man's death

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leeds are continuing to appeal for information after making a further arrest on Monday morning.

A 19-year-old man was arrested from an address in Harehills in the early hours of Monday on suspicion of the murder of 21-year-old Tcherno Ly.

Tcherno was pronounced dead in hospital after being found seriously injured in Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, shortly before 10pm on Sunday, August 25. A post-mortem examination showed he died as a result of a stab wound.

Beni Nami, aged 19, of Nassau Place, Chapeltown, appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court yesterday charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court today.

An 18-year-old man who was previously arrested on suspicion of the murder was discharged from hospital into police custody on Thursday last week and subsequently released under investigation.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information from anyone who was in the area of Chapeltown Road, between its junctions with Button Hill and Grange View between 9.30pm and 10pm on Sunday, August 25, particularly anyone who was filming or taking pictures on their phones.

Detective Superintendent Mark Swift, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are still very keen to build up as full a picture as possible of the events surrounding Tcherno’s murder and are continuing to appeal to the community for their help.

“The area of Chapeltown Road where the assault occurred was very busy at the time with hundreds of people socialising for the carnival weekend, and we would like to hear from anyone who saw any part of the incident or who has any other information that could assist us.

“We are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was filming or taking pictures on their phones in the area around the time the incident occurred. They may not feel their footage is relevant to the investigation but we would still ask them to contact us so we can review it.”

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