A SEVENTH person has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Yasir Hussain last month.

Detectives arrested the 23-year-old man yesterday (Monday January 7) and he was today in police custody.

Mr Hussain, a father-of-four from Lancashire, was found critically injured on Central Drive, Lower Gornal, at around 9.40pm on Tuesday December 4 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five men and one woman who were previously arrested in connection with the murder were released under investigation.

A man was charged with murder last month and was remanded in custody awaiting trial.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the force’s homicide unit, said: "This is another significant step forward as we try to establish exactly what happened to Mr Hussain. His family have been kept updated with this latest development and continue to be supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.

"I continue to ask anyone who has any information which they believe would assist our investigation, and hasn’t already spoken to us, to get in touch.

"We’ve been working closely with our partners and local people to tackle violence in the borough and reassure members of our communities."

Anyone with information can contact officers via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime.

To remain anonymous people can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.