Anniversary appeal one year on from the murder of Coventry man Fidel Glasgow
On the first anniversary of the murder of Fidel Glasgow near to Club M in Coventry, his family will be hosting ‘Fidel’s Walk for Peace and Disclosure’.
Fidel was stabbed after disorder broke out in the early hours of Saturday 1 September last year. The 21-year-old died just hours later in hospital.
In spite of an intensive police investigation and several appeals by Fidel’s family, no-one has been charged with his murder.
Now one year on, Fidel’s family and friends will be walking from Club M at 12.30pm on Sunday 1 September across the city centre to the Cathedral where a special gathering will be held by the St Michael and the Devil wall statue in remembrance of their loved one.
Their message is ‘a wish for peace among the young people of Coventry and beyond’ and a ‘call for more funding to tackle issues affecting the young on the streets’.
Detective Sergeant Ian Comfort, from West Midlands Police’s homicide unit, is leading the investigation into Fidel’s murder. He said: “We are as determined today as we were on the day Fidel died to catch his killer. Someone knows who did this to him and I am renewing our appeal for information.
“We have painstakingly worked our way through hours of CCTV footage and we have spoken to a large number of people who were there that night. We will leave no stone unturned in our quest for justice for Fidel’s family."
In February, 24-year-old 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 fatal injuries.
Family and friends will walk on Sunday wearing t-shirts bearing one of Fidel’s own quotes: “One day we’ll be apart, but our hearts will be in touch."
More information about Fidel’s Walk can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/sugary-staple/fidels-walk-for-peace-disclosure-coventry/453814635467293/
Information can be given to the Homicide Team via Live Chat on our website between 8am and midnight at west-midlands.police.uk, ring 101 anytime or email OpForsten@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.
Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; callers won’t be asked their name and calls cannot be traced.