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Three murder arrests over a year on from death of Specials singer’s grandson

Murdered: Fidel Glasgow was stabbed outside a Coventry nightclub and died 12 hours later in hospital

THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering the grandson of Specials singer Neville Staple more than a year after his death.

Fidel Glasgow, 21, died in hospital less than 12 hours after being stabbed in Coventry during an altercation near the Club M nightspot in the early hours of September 1 last year.

He was found at the rear of the venue in the city centre following a melee involving around 17 people but later died at University Hospital Coventry from his injuries.

Press conference: Specials singer Neville Staple with his partner Christine at West Midlands Police HQ in Birmingham

West Midlands Police said five warrants were executed during dawn raids today in Coventry and Nuneaton and the three suspects, aged between 19 and 21, have been taken into custody.

The force said the three men were also charged with violent disorder.

Earlier this year, 24-year-old Atikou Diallo was jailed for four years for his part in the wider violent disorder which left Mr Glasgow fatally wounded.

Diallo, of no fixed address, was also jailed for 18 months, concurrently, for robbery, after stealing a phone during the fracas.

Venue: Club M in Coventry

At the time of Mr Glasgow’s death, his grandfather and Specials singer Mr Staple described it as ‘heartbreaking’.

He spoke at an emotional press conference urging youngsters to turn away from knife crime.

He said: ‘Our message to people out there would be if you feel like you need to carry a knife when you go out, then don’t go out. Go do something else instead.

‘Fidel was a lovely guy, he was a bright and smiley youngster. It’s so shocking. It is tragic.’

Det Insp Michelle Allen, from the force’s homicide unit, said: ‘We have not let up on our investigation in Fidel’s murder during the past year and, following extensive CCTV inquiries and a large number of witness statements, we have arrested three men this morning.

‘Fidel’s family have been fully updated with these latest developments and continue to be supported by specialist family liaison officers.

Scene of the stabbing: Police and forensic officers outside Club M last September PICTURES: SWNS/PA

‘However this does not mean that we no longer need to hear from anyone with information who has not yet spoken to us.

‘If you have that vital piece of information to help our inquiry, call us.

‘You can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Tell us what you know, not who you are.’