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Fresh appeal following murder of man in Carlton home


VICTIM: Anthony Fisher
VICTIM: Anthony Fisher

Detectives investigating the murder of a Carlton man have issued a fresh appeal for information from the public.

The body of Tony Fisher was found in his home in Coningswath Road by his son at around 3pm on Saturday (9 January).

No arrests have yet been made.

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Police want to hear from anybody who was in Coningswath Road between 10.30pm and 11pm on Friday night, and who may have seen or heard any activity which they may have considered suspicious or out of the ordinary.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who saw or spoke to 58-year-old Mr Fisher at any time on Friday 8 January.

Detective Superintendent Rob Griffin, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We now believe that that there was a burglary at Tony’s home on Friday night. We do have evidence of a break-in. We also believe that Tony was deliberately targeted in the belief that he had a large amount of money in his house.

“Tony has been stabbed, with a knife, and has died as a result of his injuries.”

He added: “Our appeal is firstly to anyone who was in Coningswath Road at around 10.30pm-11pm on Friday. This is a time the inquiry is particularly interested in.

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“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously, hear anything unusual or perhaps see an unfamiliar vehicle on the street? If you did, please call our incident room straight away on 0115 8446913.

“We also want to hear from anyone who saw, spoke to or had any form of interaction with Tony during the course of Friday. They may have vital information which can help our investigation too.

“And, plainly, we want to hear from anyone who has any information at all about what has happened.”

Det Supt Griffin said: “Our thoughts are very much with Tony ’s family and we have specialist family liaison officers providing support to them. It must have been devastating for his son to have to have found his father’s body.

“Our Neighbourhood Policing Team has adapted its patrol plans to help provide reassurance to residents of Coningswath Road and the surrounding streets who may be very concerned by what happened here at the weekend.

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“Anyone who has any particular concerns can contact the Carlton Neighbourhood Policing Team by calling 101.

”However, our enquiries currently suggest that Tony’s house was deliberately chosen to commit a burglary and that this was not a property chosen at random.”

If you have any information which you believe can help the investigation, please telephone the incident room on 0115 8446913, or Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 449 of 9 January.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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