Two more released on bail as murder investigation continues - The Leamington Observer

Two more released on bail as murder investigation continues

Leamington Editorial 20th Jan, 2020 Updated: 20th Jan, 2020   0

POLICE are continuing the search for a man following the fatal stabbing in Leamington as the murder investigation continues.

Two more of the four arrested in connection with the death of 17-year-old Nasir Patrice from Birmingham have been released on bail. Nasir died at the scene in Tachbrook Road after being stabbed last Wednesday morning.

A 17-year-old boy from Coventry arrested on suspicion of murder has now been released on police bail, as has an 18-year-old man from Birmingham who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A 33-year-old man from Leamington arrested on suspicion of murder had also previously been released on police bail.




An 18-year-old man injured in the incident remains under arrest in police custody in hospital.

Police were called at around 11am on January 15 to a report that two males had been stabbed.


Emergency services attended but sadly one of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, died at the scene while an 18-year-old man from Birmingham was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

But police have yet to trace another man who they want to speak to and who they believe may have suffered a leg injury.

Ch Supt Ben Smith from Warwickshire Police said: “Investigations to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and we have dedicated an enormous amount of resources into this complex investigation to ensure those responsible are identified and brought to justice.

“We continue to appeal for witnesses and would urge anyone who thinks they may have information that could help with our investigation to please get in touch.

“We are still trying to identify a fourth man in connection with this incident who is described as a young black male who we believe may have a leg injury.

“He was last seen on Emscote Road close to the junction with Fosberry Close in Warwick at around 11.30am on Wednesday morning. If you think you have seen this man or do see him, please call us on 101.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, has CCTV or dash cam footage of the area at around the time of the incident, may have seen something suspicious or has information that could help with our investigation is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 137 of 15 January 2020.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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