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Tragic, Senseless Incident - UPDATE

Tragic, Senseless Incident - UPDATE

Police are appealing for information following the suspected murder of a 26-year-old man near Villa Park after the derby game yesterday.

The Birmingham Mail state that the victim hasn't been identified as yet but he is believed to be a football fan.

Further to that he appears to be a Villa fan.

They also quote a West Midlands Police spokeswoman: 'A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 26-year-old male suffered fatal injuries after a road traffic collision between a Volkswagen Golf and a pedestrian.'

Anyone with information should call the police on 0845 113 5000.



Condolences to the young mans
family and may he rest in peace.

Update:

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: 'Following some reports in the media, we would like to clarify that the 26-year-old man who died following the Villa match yesterday was a Villa fan.

'His identity is not being released at this stage.

'The 20-year-old male driver of the vehicle allegedly involved in the collision is currently in custody.

'We can confirm that he is also a Villa fan.

'The motive for the incident is unclear at this stage and we are continuing to investigate.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday April 21 2008
Time: 9:56AM

Comments

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Totally shocking and unbelievable. Condolences to family and friends of this man.
Adam Deuce
21/04/2008 10:02:00
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RIP.
ASPINALL
21/04/2008 10:58:00
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The bbc are actually saying the fella arrested is a fellow villa supporter. Not sure what that implies, but they wouldn't announce arrested for murder unless there were sufficient grounds to do so.
johnnyuk
21/04/2008 11:08:00
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My thoughts go out to the victims family. This sensless act has committed a family of a life time of sorrow and sadness.
gappy65
21/04/2008 11:18:00
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That's awful!
Fan of Blues
21/04/2008 11:52:00
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Have removed some comments following the update in the article due to further information released by the WM Police.
The Fear
21/04/2008 12:50:00
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Such a shame. Absolutely senseless from the early witness accounts. Condolences to the victim's family
notthedougellisstand
21/04/2008 13:03:00
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r.i.p
Stig
21/04/2008 13:27:00
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if it had been a birmingham fan driving the car could you imagine how idiots might retaliate. that fact needs to be made very clear
ric112
21/04/2008 15:26:00
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RIP Holte Ender in the sky forever
meyouldy
21/04/2008 16:07:00
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