Family of stab victim Fidel Glasgow including Specials legend Neville Staple announces anniversary walk to Coventry Cathedral - The Coventry Observer

13th Aug, 2022

Family of stab victim Fidel Glasgow including Specials legend Neville Staple announces anniversary walk to Coventry Cathedral

THE FAMILY of The Specials legend Neville Staple’s grandson Fidel Glasgow, 21, who was stabbed to death in Coventry has issued an appeal on the first anniversary of his murder.

Fidel was knifed after disorder broke out near to Club M, in Hertford Place, Spon End, in the early hours of Saturday, September 1 last year.

He died hours later in hospital.

In spite of an intensive police investigation and several appeals by Fidel’s family, no-one has been charged with his murder.

His family – including Neville – will be hosting ‘Fidel’s Walk for Peace and Disclosure’.

His family and friends will be walking from Club M at 12.30pm on Sunday (September 1) across the city centre to Coventry Cathedral.

There a special gathering will be held by the St Michael and the Devil wall statue in remembrance of Fidel.

The family’s message is ‘a wish for peace among the young people of Coventry and beyond’ and a ‘call for more funding to tackle issues affecting the young on the streets’.

Detective sergeant Ian Comfort, from West Midlands Police’s homicide unit, is leading the investigation into Fidel’s murder.

He said: “We are as determined today as we were on the day Fidel died to catch his killer.

“Someone knows who did this to him and I am renewing our appeal for information.

“We have painstakingly worked our way through hours of CCTV footage and we have spoken to a large number of people who were there that night. We will leave no stone unturned in our quest for justice for Fidel’s family.”

In February, Atikou Diallo, 24, was jailed for four and a half years for violent disorder and robbery after another 24-year-old was savagely beaten during the same violent melee that left Fidel with fatal injuries.

Family and friends will walk on Sunday wearing t-shirts bearing one of Fidel’s own quotes: “One day we’ll be apart, but our hearts will be in touch.”

More information about Fidel’s Walk can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/sugary-staple/fidels-walk-for-peace-disclosure-coventry/453814635467293/

Information can be given to the Homicide Team via Live Chat on our website between 8am and midnight at west-midlands.police.uk, ring 101 anytime or email OpForsten@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; callers won’t be asked their name and calls cannot be traced.

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