Police Name Man Stabbed Near Coventry Nightclub

3 September 2018, 05:33

Fidel Glasgow

A man - killed after being stabbed in Coventry city centre - has been named by police.

21-year-old Fidel Glasgow died in hospital less than 12 hours after being attacked near Club M in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

A second man, aged 23, injured in the incident is now in a serious but stable condition and is recovering in hospital.

A magistrate's given detectives more time to question a 23-year-old man in connection with the assaults. He has also now been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Fidel.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from the homicide unit, said: “Our investigation is continuing, but we really need help from the public. We believe there are people who saw or know what happened in the early hours of yesterday morning and I am urging them to come forward.

“Fidel was a young man with his whole life ahead of him. His family are shattered by his death and need answers as to why this has happened.

“I am asking anyone who knows what happened to search their conscience and call us.”

In a statement - the 21-year-old's mother's said: “When your beautiful heart stopped beating my heart broke in two, knowing that here on earth there won’t be another quite like you.

“My beautiful, one of a kind child, you’re a part of me today and always. RIP baby boy.”

The 21 year-old victim was the grandson of Coventry singer Neville Staple, from ska band The Specials.

Mr Staple wrote on Facebook: "We are truly devastated to announce the heartbreaking loss of my grandson Fidel (my daughter Melanie's son), who died today as a result of being attacked with a knife in the street.

"We want to thank the hospital staff & surgeons at UHCW University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, who battled all day to try & save him.

"My beautiful daughter Melanie & wife Christine Sugary, all the family and myself are still shocked by this tragedy, but would like to thank you all for the kindness & messages we have received.