Police launch murder probe after boy, 16, was stabbed to death

Police launch murder probe after boy, 16, was stabbed to death in Coventry

  • Police received a call at around 10:30pm last night from a member of the public
  • They found the young man collapsed on Clay Lane in the Stoke area of the city
  • It is thought that he may have been at a house party nearby in Chandos Street 

Police have launched a murder probe after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Coventry.  

Emergency services received a call at around 10:30pm last night from a member of the public who found the young man collapsed on Clay Lane in the Stoke area of the city.

He had stab injuries and was taken to hospital where sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical staff he died.

Police and forensic officers at Clay Lane in Coventry after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed

Police sealed off both scenes for a fingertip search and forensic examination. They are pictured on Clay Lane 

It is thought that he may have been at a house party nearby in Chandos Street.

Police sealed off both scenes for a fingertip search and forensic examination.

Enquiries are underway to determine what happened and who is responsible.

Detective Inspector Michelle Allen from the West Midlands Police homicide team, said: ‘This is a tragedy, another young man has lost his life.

Enquiries are underway to determine what happened and who is responsible. Pictured: forensic officers gathering evidence at the scene 

‘We’re doing all we can to progress our investigation which is in the very early stages.

‘I’d like to hear from anyone who was at the party or anyone with any information about what has happened this evening to get in touch as soon as they can.’

Anyone with information can contact us via 101 or message us on Live Chat via the website quoting log number 2816 of 29 February.

Or information can be passed to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, tell them what you know, not who you are.

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