9th Dec, 2016

Police charge two Coventry men with attempted murder after Hugh Road killing

Steve Carpenter 2nd Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TWO Coventry men have been charged with attempted murder after a 36-year-old male was found dead with serious head injuries at an address in the Stoke area of the city.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a property in Hugh Road at around 6.10am on Friday (August 26) where they found a man with life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to hospital but his condition deteriorated and the he died on Wednesday evening (August 31).

A post mortem revealed that the man, who has not yet been formally identified, died as a result of significant head injuries

Unemployed Drew Thorpe, aged 19 from Hollis Road and mechanic, Stephen Weeks, aged 47 from Hugh Road were arrested at the scene.

Detectives launched a murder investigation following his death and the pair have now been charged with attempted murder. They have been remanded in police custody while detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the man’s death.

“We’re in the early stages of the investigation but we know that the victim and suspects were known to each other. My team are also currently reviewing the original charges as this is now a murder inquiry,” said Detective Sergeant Michelle Kiedron from Coventry CID.

“We continue to piece together the circumstances of this man’s death and I would urge anyone who has any information -regardless of how insignificant you think it may be to please get in touch.”

Specialist officers from the force’s Family Liaison Unit are supporting the family at this difficult time.

Anyone with information can be passed directly to DS Kiedron by calling 101 or, to speak anonymously, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.