[26 APR 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
To Crimewatch Appeal
night's appeal on Crimewatch for the information
about last month's attack on the owner of the Falcon Hotel
produced excellent results.
DCI Dave Mirfield,
the senior investigating officer into the attempted murder in
Coventry of Dr Khurshid Naqvi, said the public appeal for
information on the BBC's Crimewatch UK had produced a great
More than 40
calls from the public were received both by the Crimewatch UK
studio and the inquiry incident room at Chace Avenue police
station in Coventry.
very pleased with this excellent response and some very useful
information has been forthcoming which we are now actively
following up," DCI Mirfield said.
main thrust of the appeal was for information to help police trace
and interview Luke Anderson in connection with this case. He is
believed to be in the Coventry area and is well known on the local
He has a
distinguishing tattoo on his left arm displaying the flag of St
George with the word 'Michelle'.
The incident took
place at 2.30am on Friday 9 March when Dr Naqvi, the proprietor of
the Falcon Hotel in Coventry, suffered serious injuries after a
vicious assault. He was in a coma for four weeks after the attack
and has only partially regained consciousness.
Anyone who knows
of Luke Anderson's whereabouts, or anyone who may have witnessed
or have information about the incident itself, is asked to contact
officers at the incident room on 024 7653 9800.
ALSO: [25 APR 01] FALCON
HOTEL ATTACK HUNT ON CRIMEWATCH
SEE ALSO: [09 MAR 01] MAN
SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CITY HOTEL ATTACK