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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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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 21 2008

Time: 9:56AM

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Totally shocking and unbelievable. Condolences to family and friends of this man.
Adam Deuce
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21/04/2008 10:02:00

RIP.
ASPINALL
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21/04/2008 10:58:00

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
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21/04/2008 11:08:00

My thoughts go out to the victims family. This sensless act has committed a family of a life time of sorrow and sadness.
gappy65
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21/04/2008 11:18:00

That's awful!
Fan of Blues
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21/04/2008 11:52:00

Have removed some comments following the update in the article due to further information released by the WM Police.
The Fear
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21/04/2008 12:50:00

Such a shame. Absolutely senseless from the early witness accounts. Condolences to the victim's family
notthedougellisstand
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21/04/2008 13:03:00

r.i.p
Stig
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21/04/2008 13:27:00

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
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21/04/2008 15:26:00

RIP Holte Ender in the sky forever
meyouldy
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21/04/2008 16:07:00

RIP, condolences go to his family. A day of such triumph for Villans all over the world sadly tinged by the uneccessary loss of a life
fatloser
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21/04/2008 18:26:00

Clearly all of the facts are not yet out there, but a very sad, and tragic end to a Sunday afternoon at the football. What a senseless waste of a life.
glensider
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21/04/2008 18:37:00

there was a strange vibe outside VP yesterday, if you wrn't overtly wearing your teams colours, there was a bit of abuse and posturing by in my case a couple of groups of young villa fans of between 14 - 19 years of age, The guy who sits next to me had the same thing! As I had walked to VP from the city centre on my own I had seen this as a safety measure, how ironic that it should then draw the wrong kind of attention from my fellow Villans!
Waldorf
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21/04/2008 22:02:00

 

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