The loved ones of Fidel Glasgow are still waiting for answers two years after he was stabbed to death in Coventry city centre.
Fidel – the grandson of The Specials legend Neville Staple – was stabbed during disorder near to Club M in Hertford Place in the early hours of September 1, 2018, and died in hospital a few hours later.
Another man was found with multiple stab wounds nearby.
And as the second anniversary of Fidel’s shocking death came and went, his family and friends are no nearer to seeing justice being done.
A murder investigation was launched in a bid to catch the 21-year-old’s killer and although a number of arrests have been made, nobody has been charged over his death.
A first arrest was made in the days after the fatal incident with a then 23-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder. He was released on police bail and West Midlands Police later revealed no further action was to be taken against him.
It wasn’t until over a year later that any more arrests were made. In October 2019, following police raids in Coventry and Nuneaton, three men were arrested on suspicion of murder and violent disorder.
And the following day saw more arrests made following yet more dawn raids in the city.
November 2019 saw further arrests made by West Midlands Police, however all of those, plus those arrested in the October raids, remain on bail as detectives continue their enquiries.
In February last year, Atikou Diallo was jailed for four and a half years for violent disorder and robbery after another 24-year-old was savagely beaten during the same violent melee that left Fidel with his fatal injuries.
Anyone with information on Fidel’s death is asked to contact West Midlands Police via its Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight.
Alternatively they are able to call 101 at any time or email on OpForsten@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Around three months after Fidel’s death, his family were shown CCTV footage of the trouble outside the Coventry nightclub that ended up with him being stabbed to death.
Fidel’s grandfather Michael Anderson said, at the time, that he hoped anyone who had any information on what happened would come forward and speak to police.
He said: “I’m hoping that when they see themselves in the video they will see themselves filming and think ‘why haven’t I come forward?’.
“Is it better to defend a killer than a mother who has lost her child?
“I need those people to look in to themselves.”
Fidel’s mum Melanie told CoventryLive at the time that life was “horrendous” and she “still can’t go to that part of Coventry” where her son was killed.
She described Fidel as being a “very happy” person who was “always laughing and happy and always trying to help somebody out”.
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