7th Dec, 2016

Police launch murder enquiry after man is found stabbed in Holyhead Road

Steve Carpenter 10th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MAN believed to be in his 20s has been found found stabbed to death on a busy Coventry road on Thursday night.

A murder enquiry has been launched after police were called to Holyhead Road, near the junction with Northumberland Road, at 10.10pm where they found the man with a stab would to his chest.

Despite the best efforts of ambulance crews he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have sealed off several addresses and the Great Meeting House Unitarian Church car park as a full forensic search gets underway and possible evidence is protected.

Detective Inspector Shaun Egan from West Midlands Police Force CID, said: “We understand there was some kind of altercation in a nearby church car park which resulted in the man being stabbed.

“He staggered to an address in Holyhead Road where he collapsed and later died.

“We’ve carried out local enquiries and already spoken to several people who have reported hearing shouting moments before the 999 call was made.

“Holyhead Road is one of the busiest in Coventry and I’m sure there are potentially many witnesses who may have seen the incident or the moments before or immediately afterwards.

“If anyone was in Holyhead Road at around the time last night I’d urge them to get in touch as they may hold important information.”

Detectives are examining CCTV covering the scene and surrounding streets in the hope it will shed light on what happened and identify suspects.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and a specially trained Family Liaison Officer is supporting relatives.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police Force CID in Harborne on the 101 number, or alternatively speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.