25th Jun, 2022

'Much loved' victim of suspected Bedworth murder named - and two Coventry men released

THE ‘very much loved’ victim of a suspected Bedworth murder has been named – while two Coventry men remain under investigation.

Police forced entry to the house in Bulkington Road where they found the body of 33-year-old Daniel Pitham from Bedworth on Monday (May 6).

Two Bedworth men have been charged with his murder.

Daniel’s family paid tribute to him saying: “Danny was a very outgoing young man who loved to party with his friends, travel, and keep fit. In his younger days he played football at a very high level.

“Due to his life-changing injuries after an accident in February last year he became very withdrawn, depressed and vulnerable.

“He will be sorely missed and very much loved. RIP son.”

Scott Warner, 35, of Missing Oak Close, Bedworth, and John Robert Allison, 33, of Bulkington Road, Bedworth, have both been charged with Daniel’s murder.

They appeared at Warwick Magistrates Court on Friday (May 10) and were remanded in custody to appear at Warwick Crown Court on Monday (May 13).

Two Coventry men, one aged 35 and the other aged 39, were arrested last week on suspicion of assisting an offender.

And police confirmed today (May 13) that both have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are keen to speak to anyone who had contact with Warner or Allison between 12 noon on Saturday (May 4) and 5pm on Wednesday (May 8).

Detective chief inspector Anna Middleton from the Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who had any contact with Warner or Allison, no matter how insignificant they think it may have been.

“The information may be vital to our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident 200 of 6 May 2019.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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