13th Apr, 2021

Man stabbed to death in Coventry is named

Coventry Editorial 25th Feb, 2021 Updated: 26th Feb, 2021

THE MAN who was killed in Coventry yesterday has been named as 36-year-old Mark Hoof.

Police officers were called to Waveley Road just before 11.20am where two people had been stabbed.

Mr Hoof was confirmed dead a short time later and a 46-year-old woman was taken to hospital with stab wounds to her neck and leg.

She is still in hospital in a stable condition.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and remains in custody while police enquiries continue.

Officers sealed off the scene and are carrying out house to house and CCTV enquiries.

Det Insp Jim Mahon, from the force’s homicide department, said: “This is a really tragic case but our investigations are moving swiftly.

“We have one man in custody and we are not currently looking for anyone else in relation to this crime.

“The families of both victims are understandably devastated and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.

“They are being supported by our dedicated family liaison officers and our thoughts are with them.”

He appealed to anyone with information or dash cam footage from Waverley Road, Northumberland Road and Holyhead Road in the Spon End area of Coventry between 10.30am and 12.30pm to come forward.

Police can be contacted at west-midlands.police.uk or people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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