Tachbrook Road remains ‘very much a crime scene’ say police as murder investigation continues - The Leamington Observer

Tachbrook Road remains ‘very much a crime scene’ say police as murder investigation continues

Leamington Editorial 17th Jan, 2020   0

TACHBROOK Road remains closed to traffic today as the murder investigation continues.

Police say the road is still ‘very much a crime scene’ after the attack which happened around 11am on Wednesday (January 15).

Forensic tents have been set up on the road near the zebra crossing just over the canal bridge, and another further up the road just before the Ranelagh Terrace junction.

The stabbing left a 17-year-old boy dead and another seriously injured. The second man, an 18-year-old is now reported to be in a stable condition in hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A 33-year-old from Leamington was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, and a 17-year-old boy from Coventry was arrested the following day, also on suspicion of murder.

An 18-year-old man from Birmingham who sustained injuries in the original incident – and was taken to hospital – has also been arrested and is in police custody.

The search for another man, who is also thought to have been injured, is continuing.

The young black man is believed to have injured his leg. He was last seen around 11.30am on Wednesday on Emscote Road in Warwick.

Ch Supt Ben Smith from Warwickshire Police said: “We recognise this incident will have shocked the community of Leamington and I would like to reassure the public we will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice.

“We continue to appeal for witnesses and would really like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, has CCTV or dash cam footage of the area at around the time of the incident, or may have seen something suspicious.

“Any information you might have, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be vital to our investigation so I would urge you to get in touch.

“We will remain in the area over the coming days to conduct enquiries and provide reassurance, and if anyone has any concerns please do speak with an officer.

“Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or ring 0800 555 111 to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.


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