12:21PM, Monday 29 July 2013
Shocked friends and family of a 24-year-old man fatally stabbed in Windsor in the early hours of yesterday morning are trying to come to terms with the tragedy today.
Sean Noctor, 24, is believed to be the victim of a street knife attack in Barry Avenue soon after 3am. He was taken to Wexham Park Hospital, Slough and later died from his injuries.
A 27-year-old man from Harrow, a 26-year-old man from London, a 21-year-old man from Leighton Buzzard and two men from Luton aged 21 and 26 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Sean, who lived in Windsor, worked for the Brandwidth HQ web design company in Windsor High Street.
Company director Damon Clark said that a meeting had been held this morning to break the news to staff - although many knew already from reports on social networks.
Mr Clark said: "Windsor is a close knit town. We are devastated by this on lots of different levels.
"Many people in this company live, work and play in the town and we do not think of it as a place where this sort of thing happens. Some of our staff have gone out for fresh air - just walking aimlessly just trying to take it in.
"Sean came to us two years ago.
"He was a very nice, mild mannered man. It is hard to believe that two weeks ago we were all together enjoying an office party"
Sean is believed to have been returning home from one of Windsor's nightclubs when the attack happened. A post mortem is due to be held this afternoon.
Flowers have been left on the scene of the tragedy and tributes have appearing on social media website Twitter.
Superintendent Jim Weems of Thames Valley Police said: "The investigation is in its early stages and we are appealing to anyone who witnesses the altercation or has information to contact police.
"I would like to reassure the community that incidents such as these are extremely uncommon."
Call 101or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information.
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