Teenager found stabbed to death in Coventry

6 February 2020, 08:34

A body was found on grassland in Coventry
A body was found on grassland in Coventry. Picture: LBC News

By Maddie Goodfellow

West Midlands Police have launched a murder inquiry after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in Coventry on Wednesday night.

Emergency services were called after a member of the public found a teenage boy collapsed on grassland in Coventry at around 7pm.

Paramedics found the victim, who was found off Petitor Crescent, Wood End, had suffered multiple stab wounds to his torso and was declared dead at the scene.

The area has been sealed off as police conduct a fingertip search and forensic examination.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and enquiries are underway to identify the body and understand what led up to the killing.

Detectives have sealed off the scene
Detectives have sealed off the scene. Picture: LBC News

West Midlands Police said: "We appealing for anyone who was in the Petitor Crescent area of Wood End this afternoon or early evening and saw anything suspicious, a disorder, or people running from the scene to get in touch as they could hold important information.

"We would also like anyone was driving through the area and has dash-cam footage to get in touch on 101 or message us on Live Chat via the website quoting log 2263 from 5 Feb.

"Or information can be passed anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."

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