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[21 FEB 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Man Charged With Coventry Murder

Leigh JonesA 38-year-old Coventry man is to appear before city magistrates today charged with the murder of Leigh Jones (right), who died from stab wounds on Monday.

A 25-year-old arrested at the time of the incident in Salford Close, Stoke, has been released without charge.

A post-mortem was carried out yesterday into the death of Mr Jones, who is aged 18 and from the Walsgrave area of Coventry.

The cause of death was given as sustained blood loss due to a puncture wound.

DCI Bob Bird, of Stoney Stanton Road CID, said officers were now searching for the knife used in the incident.

He said:

"We are searching for a knife used in the incident and anybody in the Stoke area of Coventry who finds such a weapon should contact CID immediately on 024 7653 9020."

SEE [20 FEB 01] COVENTRY TEENAGER MURDERED AT CITY HOUSE
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 21 Feb 01
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