Two men arrested after fatal stabbing outside mosque in Coventry | UK News
Two men have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death outside a mosque in Coventry.
West Midlands Police were called to the Jamiah Masjid & Institute just after 9pm on Sunday after reports of a fight involving a large group of men, some armed with knives.
Officers found two men who had been injured, including a 52-year-old man who died a short time later.
A second man, aged 44, suffered a small stab wound.
A 56-year-old man was arrested by armed officers nearby a short time later, while a second suspect aged 27 was arrested in the early hours of this morning.
Both men are being questioned on suspicion of murder.
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Detective Superintendent Shaun Edwards, overseeing the investigation, said: “We’re supporting the family of the man who has died at what is a truly awful time for them, and our thoughts go out to them.
“We’ve made some really good early progress in this investigation, but there is still a lot of work to be done in identifying all of those involved in what happened last night.
“We don’t believe this is linked to any other incidents or disputes either in Coventry or the wider West Midlands, and it appears to have been an isolated dispute which has ended in tragedy.”
He said patrols in the area are being stepped up and asked anyone who may have seen what happened on a mobile phone or dashcam to get in touch with the police.
Anyone with information should call police quoting log 3319 of 2 October or use the Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.