THREE men have been arrested during dawn raids in Coventry and Nuneaton this morning in connection with the murder of Fidel Glasgow outside a nightclub in Coventry city centre.
Five warrants were executed and the men, aged between 19 and 21, have been taken into custody on suspicion of murder and violent disorder.
Fidel, the grandson of The Specials legend Neville Staple, was stabbed during disorder near to Club M in the early hours of September 1 last year. The 21-year-old died just hours later in hospital.
Since Fidel’s death, detectives say they have trawled hours of CCTV footage to establish the sequence of events and to track those involved and what part they played.
In February, 24-year-old Atikou Diallo 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.
Detective Inspector Michelle Allen, from West Midlands Police’s homicide unit, said today: “We have not let up on our investigation in Fidel’s murder during the past year and, following extensive CCTV enquiries and a large number of witness statements, we have arrested three men this morning.
“Fidel’s family have been fully updated with these latest developments and continue to be supported by specialist family liaison officers.
“However this does not mean that we no longer need to hear from anyone with information who has not yet spoken to us.
“If you have that vital piece of information to help our enquiry, call us. You can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Tell us what you know, not who you are.”
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