[15 MAR 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Helicopter Used In
Attempted Murder Hunt
mobile incident room is to be set up near a Coventry hotel whose
owner was viciously attacked and a helicopter brought in to try
and find clues in the hunt for the culprits.
Naqvi remains in a critical condition following the assault last
Friday outside the Falcon hotel in Manor Road at 2.40am.
are treating the incident as attempted murder as two men set upon
him when he went from his neighbouring house to answer a ring at
the hotel door.
Naqvi has undergone several operations on his brain and it is
still not clear if he will pull through.
mobile incident room is to be set up by officers outside the hotel
on Friday, and police are to conduct roadside checks to try and
find more witnesses.
Dave Mirfield said that an aerial search of the area was also
being carried out in the hunt for clues.
two men that were previously arrested have been released without
still appealing for anyone who was in the location around the
time of the attack who could help in any way with our
investigation to come forward
are planning to continue with aerial searches with the force
helicopter which will also be taking aerial photographs to help
in the investigation.”
the attack keys to the hotel went missing. One bunch was found
near the Belgrade Theatre, while another was found in Little Park
Mirfield re-appealed for the person who handed the keys in to
police to come forward, as they might have important information
that could help officers.
incident room has been set up at Chace Avenue and can be contacted
on 024 7653 9800.
[12 MAR 01] CITY HOTELIER
ATTACK IS ATTEMPTED MURDER