Murder inquiry in Coventry as body found with stab wounds - The Coventry Observer

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Murder inquiry in Coventry as body found with stab wounds

Editorial Correspondent 5th Feb, 2020 Updated: 6th Feb, 2020

A BODY has been found this evening on grassland in Coventry – triggering a murder investigation.

A member of the public out walking at around 7pm came across a young man collapsed off Petitor Crescent, Wood End, and alerted the emergency services.

Paramedics discovered the victim – believed to be in his teens – had suffered multiple stab wounds to his torso and was declared dead at the scene.

DeTectives have sealed off the scene for a fingertip search and forensic examination.

Enquiries are underway to identify the body and understand what led up to the killing, the police said, adding: “We’re appealing for anyone who was in the Petitor Crescent area of Wood End this afternoon or early evening and saw anything suspicious, a disorder, or people running from the scene to get in touch as they could hold important information.

“If anyone was driving through the area and has dash-cam footage then we’d also ask them to get in touch on 101 or message us on Live Chat via the website quoting log 2263 from 5 Feb.”

Or information can be passed anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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