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Bermudian student killed in Britain

A murder investigation has been launched by Nottinghamshire Police after Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old college student from Bermuda, was killed in England last week.

Media reports said Lyrico succumbed to his injuries after an attack by a group of men.

The teen, who lived in the town of Bulwell on the outskirts of Nottingham, was set upon shortly after 7.30pm on February 13 in the region of Stock Well, in what the Nottingham Post described as a “gang attack”.

The area was cordoned off after the death and tributes and flowers were left at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, who is leading the investigation, said via West Brigford Wire: “Sadly, this incident has resulted in a 17-year-old boy, known to his friends as Rico, suffering stab wounds and dying.

“His mum, dad and the rest of his family are clearly devastated by this senseless murder of their family member, who was a college pupil.

“We are determined to catch those responsible and we would urge the community of Bulwell and Nottingham to help us get justice for this family.

“This incident happened over several minutes in the local area, on streets including Lathkill Close, Lillington Road and Stock Well.

“We believe he left home at about 6pm and at some point he was chased and attacked before being left very seriously injured in Stock Well. We are appealing for more people to come forward to help us piece together the exact circumstances of the incident.

“This is a residential area and the attack happened at around 7.30pm a week ago today, so there will have been a number of people in the vicinity or in their homes when the incident was unfolding. Perhaps you heard something but didn't think anything of it at the time and now think it may have been connected. If so, we want to hear from you.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything to please get in touch with us. Even if it is a small piece of information, it could help us build up the bigger picture of what happened.

“We are looking at CCTV from the area, but if you have personal or business CCTV that hasn't yet been identified, please let us know. We also want to hear from anyone who may have been driving through the area between 7pm and 7.45pm who has a dashcam.”

The Bermuda Police Service said they could not comment on reports at this time.

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Lyrico Steede, 17, in a photograph released by Nottinghamshire Police

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Published February 21, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated February 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm)

Bermudian student killed in Britain

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