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Second man arrested after 27-year-old fatally stabbed in Coventry

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives investigating the death of Liam McGerrigan from Coventry.

27-year-old Liam McGerrigan from Coventry. Credit: West Midlands Police

A 25 year-old Coventry man was arrested in Devon yesterday for questioning by West Midlands Police officers.

Detectives have also been granted extra time to question a 33 year-old man who was arrested on Friday. The 36 hour extension runs until Monday afternoon.

Police were called to Holyhead Road, near the junction of Northumberland Road, at around 10.10pm to reports of a man found at an address with a stab wound to the chest.

27-year-old Liam McGerrigan from Coventry, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the altercation that night.

Man arrested after 27-year-old is fatally stabbed in Coventry

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Coventry on Thursday night.

Liam McGerrigan Credit: West Midlands Police

Police were called to Holyhead Road, near the junction of Northumberland Road, at around 10.10pm to reports of a man found at an address with a stab wound to the chest.

27-year-old Liam McGerrigan from Coventry, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have released the above picture.

A 33 year-old local man was arrested in the Tile Hill area by police yesterday and is currently being questioned by detectives.

Officers are still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen an altercation near the church that night.

A young man has tragically lost his life and we are still piecing together the circumstances of what happened that night.

We believe there was an altercation and Liam staggered to an address in Holyhead Road where he collapsed.

This was on a busy road and we believe there may be witnesses out there who can help with our investigation.

– Detective Inspector Shaun Egan, from West Midlands Police Force CID

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Man charged with firearms offences following shooting

Lauderdale Avenue in Holbrooks Credit: Google Maps

A man has been charged with firearms offences after shots were fired at a car in Coventry.

No-one else was injured in the shooting on Lauderdale Avenue in Holbrooks on Wednesday.

25-year-old Genghis Khan from Coventry was due to appear before magistrates in Leamington today to face allegations relating to possession of a shotgun and possession with intent to endanger life.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Tributes paid to grandfather killed in vintage car crash

A passenger who died after the vintage car he was travelling in crashed into another vehicle has been named as Phillip Chadwick.

Mr Chadwick was taken to hospital but died days later. Credit: West Midlands Police

The 63-year-old was travelling in a 1967 MG Midget when it hit a parked Ford Fiesta in Browns Lane in Allesley, Coventry on June 4th.

Mr Chadwick was taken to hospital but died days later as a result of his injuries. Meanwhile the 58-year-old driver of the vehicle remains in hospital.

A statement released on behalf of Mr Chadwick's family reads: ‘’A dear dad, granddad, great granddad who was loved and will be sadly missed forever. RIP.’’

Police are appealing for information.

"Our thoughts are with the family of Mr Chadwick at this tragic time. We ask that anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have information surrounding the crash to contact us."

– PC Claire Byrne, West Midlands Police
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Weekend Picks: Food and Drink Festival

Coventry Food and Drink Festival: Sat 11th June (Broadgate, Coventry City Centre)

More than more than forty traders across the region will be at the food festival Credit: Fredrik von Erichsen/DPA/Press Association Images

The first Food and Drink Festival at Broadgate in Coventry takes places this weekend.

There’ll be a selection of hot and cold food and drink from more than 40 traders across Warwickshire and the rest of the Midlands.

There’ll be international delicacies, street food and top quality produce to take home to your kitchen, fizz and ales for adults as well as entertainment for children.

“Other towns and cities across the country have such events and so it seemed natural to us that Coventry and the wonderfully renovated Broadgate should have its own event...

We also aim to focus and champion local businesses and the exhibitor list for this first event in Coventry really is impressive.”

– Louise Davis, Managing Director LEAD Event Management

For opening times and more information visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/events

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Weekend Picks: Coventry Motofest

Coventry Motofest 2016: Sat 4th - Sun 5th June (Coventry)

There’ll be a grand procession at the end of the day to showcase every car taking part in MotoFest Credit: Coventry Motofest

The famous festival returns to take over the city centre streets with a whole host of events taking place for all the family.

Anything transport-related will feature across the two day event including truck racing on the ring road.

There’s short track oval with Stock cars, Legends and Rebels as well as a long track with dedicated viewing areas, race cars and motorcycles on closed sections of the iconic ring road.

There’ll also be a grand procession at the end of the day to showcase every car taking part in MotoFest this year.

For opening times and more information visit: Coventrymotofest.com

“We are incredibly excited to have the Aston Martin Vulcan taking part in this year’s Coventry Motofest.

“It will be a fantastic occasion as the Vulcan runs on a public road circuit for the first time in the UK, offering the crowds at Coventry Motofest the chance to get a unique close up look at this amazing car.

“It’s exciting times for Coventry Motofest and we look forward staging another fantastic event to showcase the city’s incredible motoring heritage.”

– James Noble, Coventry Motofest Festival Director
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