POLICE investigating the murder of The Specials’ Neville Staples’ grandson Fidel Glasgow in Coventry city centre have released CCTV from around Club M on the fatal night in a bid to trace his killer.
Detectives at a press conference today said they have spoken to several witnesses who were at the scene in the early hours of Saturday September 1.
But they say CCTV shows there were many more who could ‘hold the key’ to finding the person who stabbed 21-year-old Fidel.
Detective Superintendent Matt Markham, from Force CID, said: “We have spent many hours studying the CCTV from several cameras to track the movements of everyone outside and around the club that morning.
“Several people were seen running after one man who was attacked, and it was during this violent disorder that Fidel was fatally wounded.
“We are now in a position to release the CCTV to the wider public to ask for help in identifying anyone in the footage, whether they were involved or not.
“We know there may be people who saw something, but feel it may not be significant enough to report it. Please let us be the judge of that.
“If you recognise yourself in the footage, please contact us and tell us what you saw, or maybe you filmed what was happening on your mobile phone. It may help us build a complete picture of the unfolding events that morning.”
Despite several appeals by Neville and Christine Staple, his family remain desperate for answers as to why their loved one lost his life.
As she faces the first Christmas without her son, Fidel’s mother Melanie Staple said: “I haven’t just got to deal with the loss of my son, I also have at the back of my mind who did it. Did they come to the funeral or have they offered condolences?
“Whoever did it handed me and my family a life sentence when they killed my son. At least ease our torment and hand yourselves in.”
Det Supt Markham added: “There has been no let-up in our hunt for Fidel’s killer. We remain focussed on bringing whoever is responsible to justice.
“Anyone who thinks it is acceptable to carry a knife in public must surely see that it only brings violence and misery, so I would ask anyone who knows anything to examine their conscience and do the right thing.”
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 If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has since been released without charge.
The CCTV footage can be viewed at this link…