Murder investigation launched following stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Coventry yesterday (12 June).

Police were called just after 2.30pm to reports of a fight in gardens behind Franklin Grove, Coventry, involving several young men.

A man believed to be in his early 20s and from Coventry was found with a serious stab wound to his leg and pronounced dead at the scene.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, said: “Clearly the investigation is at an early stage but we have already made good progress and spoken to a number of potentially key witnesses.

“We understand a group of around six or seven young men were fighting in rear gardens off Franklin Grove when one suffered the fatal stab wound. Moments earlier they were seen running across Tile Hill Lane.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened, or people making off from the scene, to get in touch as they may have seen something important.

“And if anyone believes they know who may have been involved then I would ask them to get in touch. They can speak anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers; they won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 any time, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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