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Coventry man dies after knife attack in city centre

A murder enquiry is now underway after one of the two men stabbed in Coventry this morning (Saturday 1 September) has died.

Police were called just before 5.30am after reports of disorder in the city centre around Club M in Croft Road.

A 21-year-old man found at the rear of the club in Hertford Place was taken to hospital but has sadly died this afternoon.

Another man, aged 23, was also found with stab injuries a short distance away in Queen Victoria Road. He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital following surgery this afternoon.

A 23-year-old man arrested in City Arcade a short time after the attacks on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, remains in police custody tonight.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from the homicide unit, said: “Sadly another young man has lost his life in a knife attack.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this dreadful time. Our family liaison officers are supporting them as we continue our investigations into what happened in the early hours of this morning.

“We are aware that numerous people who were at the club at the time could have witnessed what happened and I would urge them to contact us with any information no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

Officers are continuing to speak to witnesses and examine CCTV. Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police either via Live Chat at between 8am to 9pm, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.