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Teenager charged with murder in court today after Coventry man, 21, stabbed

Editorial Correspondent 17th Jun, 2019 Updated: 17th Jun, 2019

A TEENAGER will appear in court today charged with murder after Emmanuel Lukenga, 21, was stabbed in Coventry.

Enroy Ruddock, 18, is to appear before Coventry Magistrates Court.

Emmanuel was found with a serious leg injury after being stabbed in Franklin Grove, Tile Hill, just after 2.30pm last Wednesday (June 12).

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ruddock was arrested on Friday (June 14) and charged with murder yesterday.

A second man, a 19 year-old who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective chief inspector Scott Griffiths, from Force CID, said: “Enquiries continue and I would urge anyone with any information relating to Emmanuel’s killing to come forward.”

Emmanuel’s family released a heartbreaking tribute to him on Friday, saying: “Emmanuel was a loving son, loving brother, loving father and a caring friend who always looked out for everyone.

“He helped all of his friends, he wasn’t perfect but he did enough to make sure everyone is alright.

“He always put others before himself and that is why he will truly be missed.

“Him and his sister had an unbreakable bond and were each other’s best friend.

“He truly loved his family and always put a smile on everyone’s faces.”

Detectives also arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of murder on Thursday last week and he has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 any time, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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