Sixth arrest made in Leamington murder investigation following death of Coventry man - The Leamington Observer

Sixth arrest made in Leamington murder investigation following death of Coventry man

Leamington Editorial 1st Jun, 2020   0

A FURTHER arrest has been made in the murder investigation following the death of a 34-year-old man in Leamington.

Police were called shortly before 10.30pm on Thursday night 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 the man – who was from Coventry – with a stab wound to his chest. Despite efforts to treat him at the scene he later died in hospital.

Police enquiries are ongoing. 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.

A 29-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested this morning (Monday 1 June) on suspicion of murder. He is currently in police custody.

Magistrates have granted police more time to question three men who were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of murder. The trio, aged aged 21, 22 and 26 and all from Birmingham, remain in police custody.

A 34-year-old woman from Birmingham who was arrested on Friday is still being questioned.

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 the Leamington or Birmingham area 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.

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