Pair arrested for murder over body found in garden

By Matthew Bates 11/06 Updated: 11/06 13:53

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TWO PEOPLE are being held on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in a Coventry garden.

A 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The body of Nigerian Adebayo Adeniran was found in a front garden of an empty house in North Avenue, Stoke, at around 9.30am on Thursday, June 7. The landlord of the property, which is being renovated, made the discovery.

A post mortem held on Friday found the 31-year-old, known locally as Patrick, had been stabbed multiple times.

Police said he was last seen alive at around 7pm the day before his body was found and have launched an appeal for help.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Markham said: "A young man has been attacked and left for dead in the most awful of circumstances and our thoughts are with Mr Adeniran's family at this difficult time.

"We need to bring the people who committed this dreadful act to justice.

"I want to hear from anyone who knows anything about what happened and I am particularly keen to establish Mr Adeniran's movements on Wednesday evening."

He said anyone in Walsgrave Road, Binley Road or Far Gosford Street should think if they had spotted Mr Adeniran, who was described as black, with short black hair and around 5ft 9ins tall. He was wearing a pink shirt underneath a blue jumper, jeans and a rucksack, and is thought to have been in the company of other people.

Det Ch Insp Markham added: "The smallest piece of information could be crucial to this investigation so I would ask anyone who has any information, regardless of how insignificant they think it may be, to call us and let us make that decision."

Witnesses should call Force CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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