Stabbed Coven­try teenager re­leased from hos­pi­tal

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By LAURA HART­LEY

A TEENAGER stabbed mul­ti­ple times in Coven­try last week has been re­leased from hos­pi­tal.

The 16-year-old was at­tacked in Princess Street in Foleshill shortly af­ter 7pm on Thursday evening (Jan­uary 3).

De­spite po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions, his at­tacker has not been found.

A spokesman for West Mid­lands Po­lice said en­quiries were on­go­ing to try and find the per­son re­spon­si­ble.

Po­lice say they are also aware of a video of the in­ci­dent that had been cir­cu­lat­ing so­cial me­dia the day af­ter the at­tack.

It showed two men ap­par­ently talk­ing out­side a house be­fore one, wear­ing a hoody, looks to pull some­thing out of his pocket.

A group of peo­ple en­ter the shot but do not ap­pear to be di­rectly in­volved in the at­tack.

At that point, it ap­pears the knife­man is ei­ther stab­bing, or at­tempt­ing to stab the vic­tim, who backs away into the front gar­den of a prop­erty.

Af­ter seem­ingly stab­bing him sev­eral times, the vic­tim falls to the ground be­hind a wall.

The knife­man then crouches down over the vic­tim but it is not pos­si­ble to see what he is do­ing.

The at­tack is the lat­est in a line of se­ri­ous stab­bings in the city - and the sec­ond re­ported in 2019 alone. On New Year’s Day, West Mid­lands Po­lice were called to re­ports of a stab­bing where a man had suf­fered a knife wound to his torso in Kele Road, Can­ley.

Last year, there were at least 15 stab­bings that caused se­ri­ous or fa­tal in­juries.

In Septem­ber, Fidel Glas­gow, the grand­son of Coven­try ska leg­end Neville Sta­ple, died fol­low­ing be­ing found with se­ri­ous in­juries near to the for­mer Club M in Hert­ford Place.

Teenager Jay­don James also died af­ter a stab­bing in Deed­more Road in the Wood End area of Coven­try in Novem­ber.

The se­ri­ous stab­bings in the city last year also in­cluded a man found in a burn­ing build­ing with mul­ti­ple stab wounds and a woman who was stabbed out­side a church in the city.

West Mid­lands Po­lice are still try­ing to es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances of the at­tack.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the force on 101, quot­ing log num­ber 2031 of Jan­uary 3.

You can also get in touch with the po­lice to share in­for­ma­tion via the Live Chat fea­ture at west-mid­lands.po­lice. uk be­tween 8am and mid­night.

You can also call Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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