Two arrested after man stabbed to death in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

Two arrested after man stabbed to death in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 3rd Oct, 2022 Updated: 3rd Oct, 2022   0

TWO men have been arrested after a fatal stabbing in Coventry last night.

Police were called to the Jamiah Masjid and Institute just after 9pm after they received reports of a fight involving a large group of men outside, with some armed with knives.

Two people had been injured, including a 52-year-old man who had been stabbed, and he died a short time later despite efforts to save him.

A 44-year-old man had also suffered a small stab wound.




Shortly after armed officers arrested a 56-year-old man, while a second suspect, aged 27 was arrested in the early hours of this morning.

Both men will be questioned on suspicion of murder.


Det Supt Shaun Edwards, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “We’re supporting the family of the man who has died at what is a truly awful time for them, and our thoughts go out to them.

“We’ve made some really good early progress in this investigation, but there is still a lot of work to do be done in identifying all of those involved in what happened last night.

“We don’t believe this is linked to any other incidents or disputes either in Coventry or the wider West Midlands and it appears to have been an isolated dispute which has ended in tragedy.

“We’ll continue to work flat out to bring all of those involved to justice”.

Police are speaking with residents and community leaders to give reassurance and patrols will be stepped up in the area.

Anyone who has seen or recorded what happened on a mobile phone or dashcam should contact police quoting log 3319 of October 2.

You can contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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