Was this city's first police murder?
Researcher John M Cox has a request for readers regarding Leicester's criminal history.
"I am researching the rookeries (slums) of St Margaret's parish," says John, of Aylestone.
"In about 1860, a police officer was murdered by an Irishman whose surname was Fox.
"I believe this was the first police officer to be murdered in Leicester.
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"The officer was stationed at Sanvey Gate police station and I believe the crime was committed in Mill Lane, now called Old Mill Lane, which runs off Sanvey Gate.
"I have the late Ben Beazley's book Leicester Murders, but there is no mention of this incident.
"The only constable mentioned in his book is a William Henry Wells, whose body was found in the canal at Belgrave in 1906.
"Any help would be appreciated."