9th Dec, 2016

Men bailed after murder of Coventry University lecturer Daniel Young

Coventry Editorial 25th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A 35-YEAR-OLD arrested in connection with the murder of Coventry University lecturer Daniel Young has been bailed.

He is the second man to be arrested and bailed since the murder last Tuesday (January 19) near a London tube station.

It was Mr Young’s second day in his ‘dream job’ for Coventry University.

Mr Young, aged 30, was heading to its London campus when he was stabbed just after 8am in Kendor Gardens near Morden tube, south London.

The 35-year-old man arrested on Thursday (January 21) on suspicion of the murder has been bailed pending further enquires.

Earlier a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and then arrested on suspicion of murder.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Young died from a stab wound.

Mr Young was attacked in the park used by commuters as a short cut to Morden Tube station and Morden Road tram stop.

He died at the scene.

It came about 40 minutes after a 23-year-old man was stabbed in the buttocks in nearby Lewis Road.

Scotland Yard believes the two attacks may have been linked and carried out by a stranger.

Det Supt Paul Monk said it was “possible that these are two separate attacks but equally they might be the same person.

“Random stranger attacks, murders, in London are extremely rare,” he said, but added: “I can’t preclude that this isn’t such an attack.”