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EDITOR'S COMMENT: Killing of Coventry icon Neville Staple's grandson strikes straight at city's heart

Les Reid 7th Sep, 2018 Updated: 7th Sep, 2018

THE killing of the grandson of The Specials’ Neville Staple – one of Coventry’s most loved icons – strikes straight at the city’s heart.

There’s been a citywide emotional response and support for the Staples’ anti-knife message – which they bravely espoused at the Godiva Festival so soon after the fatal city centre stabbing of Fidel Glasgow, 21.

The 2-Tone movement has done as much as the cathedral to represent Coventry as a city of unity, peace and reconciliation.

Spearheaded by The Specials, it spoke out against not only racial division, but Saturday night mindless violence and alienation among young people.

So our city’s united support for the Staples’ renewed message – that it’s time to end the culture of knives – goes straight to Coventry’s core.

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