Murdered Birmingham teenager named as Nasir Patrice
A man fatally stabbed in Warwickshire has been named as 17-year-old Nasir Patrice from Birmingham.
Police were called at around 11am on January 15 to a report that two males had been stabbed on Tachbrook Road, in Leamington.
Sadly, Mr Patrice died at the scene, while an 18-year-old man, also from the Birmingham area, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Mr Patrice's family have paid tribute to him today, saying: "We are all deeply saddened, heartbroken and will miss Nasir.
"Our lives will never be the same without him.”
Four males have been arrested in connection with Mr Patrice's murder. A 33-year-old man, from Leamington, and a 17-year-old boy, from Coventry, have both been released on police bail.
While the injured 18-year-old man is also under arrest and remains in police custody in hospital. An 18-year-old man, from Birmingham, has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and remained in police custody today.
Chief Superintendent Ben Smith, from Warwickshire Police, said: "This was a tragic incident and our thoughts remain with all those who knew Nasir and are coming to terms with their loss.
“Investigations to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and we have dedicated an enormous amount of resources into this complex investigation to ensure those responsible are identified and brought to justice.
“We will not tolerate violent crime in our communities and will do everything we can to keep Warwickshire safe.
“We continue to appeal for witnesses and would urge anyone who thinks they may have information that could help with our investigation to please get in touch."
He added: “We are still trying to identify a fourth man in connection with this incident who is described as a young black male who we believe may have a leg injury.
"He was last seen on Emscote Road close to the junction with Fosberry Close in Warwick at around 11.30am on Wednesday morning. If you think you have seen this man or do see him, please call us on 101.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their patience while road closures have been in place and their ongoing support in sharing our appeals.”
Anyone with information, or CCTV or dash cam footage of the area at the time of the incident, is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 137 of January 15.
Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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