DETECTIVES continue to question a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a 34-year-old man in Leamington.
Four further people arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation have been released on bail.
Police were called shortly before 10.30pm on Thursday night (May 28) to a report of a disturbance involving a number of people in Lower Leam Street near the junction with Leam Terrace. When they arrived they found a Coventry man with a stab wound to his chest. Despite efforts to treat him at the scene he later died in hospital.
A 29-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.
Three other men were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of murder. The trio, aged aged 21, 22 and 26 and all from Birmingham, have all been released on bail.
A 34-year-old woman from Birmingham arrested on Friday has also been bailed.
A 27-year-old man arrested at the same time as the woman on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action to be taken.
A post mortem and formal identification are yet to take place. A number of floral tributes to ‘Marbles’ have been left at the Leam Terrace street sign off Willes Road.
Det Ch Insp Caroline Corfield, from Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit, said: “We’re continuing to investigate this tragic incident and are following a number of lines of enquiry.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has provided information so far, this has proved invaluable in helping us piece together what happened and identify a number of suspects.
“We believe there may still be further witnesses who have not yet spoken to police and in particular, we would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or have dashcam footage of a white BMW 320 car (60 plate), a grey Vauxhall Astra (55 plate) or a blue Ford Fiesta (14 or 15 plate) in Leamington or Birmingham on Thursday evening.
“We are making positive progress with the investigation but I would appeal to anyone who may still have any information, irrespective of how insignificant it may seem, to please come forward.
“I appreciate how shocking this incident has been for the community and I’d like to reassure local people we are working tirelessly to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.”
Anyone with information can ring Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 557 of 28 May 2020. Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
South Leamington councillor Will Roberts, who represents the area, was among those shocked by the death.
“This is desperately sad news and my thoughts go out to the victims family and friends. I’m sure that everyone in south Leamington is deeply concerned by this incident and I await to see the police report.”