Boy Arrested In Oxford Over Murder In Coventry

29 November 2018, 16:21 | Updated: 29 November 2018, 16:23

Jaydon Washington James Coventry stab victim

A teenager has been arrested in Oxford on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy was found with a stab wound in the West Midlands.

Jaydon Washington James died in hospital a short time after being attacked in the Wood End area of Coventry late on Saturday.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at an address in Oxford and transferred to a police station in the West Midlands for questioning on Thursday, police said.

West Midlands Police said Jaydon's two friends, who were also injured in the attack, have since been released from hospital.

After the incident, detectives refused to speculate on claims the victim was stabbed "because of his postcode".

Chief Superintendent Mike O'Hara, from Coventry Police, said: "This is a significant step forward but our enquiries are continuing.

"A teenage boy has lost his life and I would urge anyone with information which can assist our investigation to come forward as soon as possible."