Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Police have made an arrest
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead last night in a Coventry garden with stab wounds to his chest.
Police officers were called to Armfield Street, Bell Green, at around 9.15pm yesterday (October 3).
A 37-year-old man was found in a back garden at the property with serious injuries to his chest.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 41-year-old man was arrested soon after on suspicion of murder in Wood End and he is currently in police custody for questioning.
A cordon is in place on Armfield Street this morning while enquiries continue.
Police said they were also conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area.
Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from West Midlands Police 's homicide team, said: "A man has sadly lost his life and we're working to establish exactly what happened last night.
"We're carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area but would urge anyone with information which can assist our investigation to come forward."
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Four more arrests made in murder investigation as victim named
Two teenage boys are among four arrested as part of a murder investigation in Coventry.
Police have also named the victim as Robert Burgess.
Robert, who was from Coventry, was found with stab injuries to his chest after police were called to Armfield Street, Bell Green, at around 9.15pm on Thursday October 3).
As part of the investigation, four more people have been arrested.
Two boys, both aged 17, are being held on suspicion of murder.
Meanwhile a 19-year-old man and a woman aged 25 are being questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender.
A 41-year-old who was arrested last week has been released on bail.
In a tribute released today Robert’s family said: “For 37 years you brought joy and happiness into our lives before you were taken too soon.
“You were a loving grandson, son, partner, father, brother and uncle who Is going to be sadly missed and forever in our hearts.”
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Teen charged with murder of Coventry dad stabbed to death
A teenager has been charged with the murder of Robert Burgess in Coventry.
The 37-year-old was found with stab wounds to his chest in the garden of a home on Armfield Street, Bell Green, on the evening of Thursday, October 3.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police launched a murder investigation and a total of five people have been arrested so far.
And today a 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder.
Another 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail while enquiries continue.
A 41-year-old man, also arrested on suspicion of murder, has also been released on bail, while a man aged 19 and a woman aged 25, both arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released pending further investigation.
Fri May 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Teenager who stabbed a father to death in Coventry jailed for six years
A teenager who stabbed a father to death in a garden following a row over drugs has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stabbed Robert Burgess in the chest and left him for dead.
Mr Burgess' three-year-old daughter was left alone in the house as her dad laid dying outside.
And it wasn't until later that evening - Thursday, October 3, 2018 - that a family member made the harrowing discovery of his body after no-one had heard from Mr Burgess for several hours.
It is understood an argument over drugs broke out on the driveway of a home in Armfield Street, Bell Green, earlier in the day before the row continued in the garden.
It was then that the teenager produced the knife and fatally stabbed lifelong Sky Blues fan Mr Burgess, before callously running from the scene.
A murder investigation was immediately launched and the killer was quickly identified after Mr Burgess’ family posted footage on social media. He was arrested three days later on suspicion of murder and subsequently charged.
He appeared at Warwick Crown Court in March where he instead pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter.
And today (May 1) he was jailed for six years and four months at the same court.