Murder probe launched after pensioner dies following serious assault in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

Murder probe launched after pensioner dies following serious assault in Coventry

Tristan Harris 27th Nov, 2020 Updated: 27th Nov, 2020

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by police after a man died after being seriously assaulted yesterday evening.

Officers were called to Milverton Road around 5pm following reports of disorder.

A 74-year-old man was taken to hospital but died last night.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances that led to the man’s death.

Det Insp Wes Martin from West Midlands Police CID team, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family who are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.”

He urged anyone who was in Milverton Road around 4.45pm yesterday afternoon and who might have seen something to call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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