Police Try And Trace London Man Over Coventry Stabbing

5 May 2015, 13:18 | Updated: 5 May 2015, 13:32

Detectives are urging people to help them identify a young man who is suspected of stabbing a 20-year-old student after a late night argument outside a Coventry restaurant.

The young man was attacked after having words with another diner in McDonalds, by the West Orchard shopping centre,  at around 6am on Thursday 29 January.

The injured lad was rushed to hospital where he was treated for wounds to his face, back and side. 

Detective Constable Tonino Rossi, from Force CID in Coventry, is investigating the attack. He said: "Thankfully the young man was not seriously hurt and has since made a good recovery from his injuries.

"That does not take anything away, however, from the severity of this crime.

"Our offender was prepared to carry a knife, and use it, following what seems to have been a fairly basic argument.

"His victim’s injuries could easily have been far worse."

The offender is believed to have visited a city nightclub before the attack and had travelled to Coventry to attend the event from London.

The offender is a young, black man, in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a grey or khaki coloured jacket with beige patches on the shoulders. 

Detective Constable Rossi added: "We want to hear from anyone who was in the area that night or who recognises the young man pictured.

"This seems to be an isolated incident and, thankfully, the man was not badly hurt."

Anyone with information should call Force CID in Coventry by dialling 101 or speak toCrimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.