22nd Jul, 2018

Family pay tribute to man stabbed in Coventry and suspect charged with murder

Felix Nobes 10th Jul, 2018 Updated: 10th Jul, 2018

THE family of Daniel Kennell who was fatally stabbed on Sunday have paid tribute to their loved one while a man has been charged with his murder.

Police were called to St Austell Road, Wyken, Coventry, on Sunday (July 8) after a 27-year-old man had gone into cardiac arrest after being stabbed.

Daniel Kennell was taken to hospital with serious injuries and was pronounced dead soon after.

Ryan Preston, also 27-years old, was arrested and has been charged with murder.

A 53-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released pending further investigation.

Daniel Kennell’s family have released a tribute to him: “Our precious, loving and beautiful son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew.

“Taken away so cruelly and way too soon.

“The centre of our universe, funny man, life and soul of the party and always there to help anyone out.

“Loved by everyone and we are blessed to have him in our lives. We are devastated and unbearably lost.”

Ryan Preston is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates later this morning (Tuesday, July 10).

On Sunday Jim Colclough from the Homicide Team said: “We understand there was an argument that ended with a man being stabbed – and shockingly he passed away at hospital just a couple of hours later alongside family members.

“Our officers responded brilliantly to this incident, securing vital evidence and witness accounts and locating two people we believe were involved.

“If anyone was in St Austell Road this morning and witnessed the stabbing, or has any information that could help our enquiry, then please call us on the 101 number.”

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