TRIBUTES have been paid to a 34-year-old Coventry man found dead with a stab wound in Leamington.
Police were called shortly before 10.30pm on Thursday May 28 to Lower Leam Street near the junction with Leam Terrace, where Carl Moorhouse was found with serious injuries.
Despite efforts to treat him at the scene, he later died in hospital. A post-mortem has concluded an interim cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.
Carl’s partner, Bianca, said: “Carl was my first love, my best friend and my soulmate. He had just become a father for the first time and our lives were just beginning together. Nothing will ever fill this empty space that has been left and he will forever be in our hearts.”
His parents added: “Carl was a much loved Son, Father, Brother, Partner and Uncle and was so tragically taken. Left behind are a heartbroken family. Sleep tight, we all love you.”
A 25-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. He is currently in police custody.
Five other people from Birmingham who were previously arrested – four men aged 21, 22, 26, and 29, and a 34-year-old woman – are all currently released on police bail while enquiries are ongoing.
Det Ch Inspector Caroline Corfield from Warwickshire Police said: “We are continuing to investigate this tragic incident and are following a number of lines of enquiry. We would continue to ask anyone who may have information but has not yet come forward to please make contact.
“This includes 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 the evening of the offence.
“Carl’s family are naturally devastated by his death. We are determined for both Carl’s family and the local community that we 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 on 0800 555 111.