Appeal in connection with Rugby murder investigation
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Officers investigating the death of a man in Rugby yesterday evening (Thursday 31 October) have released a further appeal.
Police were called to Meadow Road shortly after 6pm, following a report a man in his twenties had sustained suspected stab wounds. He was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy who were both arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody at this time.
A post-mortem and formal identification are due to take place.
Chief Inspector Karl Faulkner from Warwickshire Police said: "A cordon remains in place on Meadow Road whilst enquiries continue.
“As part of the investigation, we’re also appealing to anyone who may have witnessed a possible altercation in the bridge area of Parkfield Road at around 5.10pm yesterday, involving the passenger of a car and a cyclist.
“This is currently a line of inquiry and we would ask any witnesses or motorists with dashcam footage to please make contact.
"We will remain in the area over the coming days to conduct enquiries and provide reassurance, and if anyone has any concerns please do speak with an officer.
“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
If anyone has any information about the incident on Meadow Road or the incident on Parkfield Road, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 376 of 31 October 2019.
Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Updated, 01/11/2019, 22.45:
Detectives have been granted 12 extra hours to question the two boys arrested in connection with the incident.
Further update 02/11/2019 13:00:
Detectives investigating this incident were this morning (Saturday 2 November) granted a further 36 hours to question the two boys arrested on suspicion of murder.
Issued: HCB, Corporate Communications