Fatal stabbing at former boxer's home


A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death at a party at the home of former world champion boxer Herbie Hide, police said yesterday.

Officers were called to the private party in Bawburgh, Norwich, at 12.07am yesterday, Norfolk Constabulary said.

The victim, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, in Long Lane, at 12.44am.

A police spokesman said: “Mr Hide and his family have relocated as police carry out investigations at the scene.”

Police said there were about 100 people at the party.

Det Supt Julian 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 . . . I would urge anyone who left the scene before speaking to police to contact Norfolk Constabulary.” – (PA)