A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death during a brawl in Coventry.

Several men are believed to have been involved in the fight behind Franklin Grove, to which police were called at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The victim, believed to be in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found with a serious stab wound to his leg.

Detective Inspector Nick Barnes said: Clearly the investigation is at an early stage but we have already made good progress and spoken to a number of potentially key witnesses.

We understand a group of around six or seven young men were fighting in rear gardens off Franklin Grove when one suffered the fatal stab wound.

Moments earlier they were seen running across Tile Hill Lane.

I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened, or people making off from the scene, to get in touch as they may have seen something important.

:: Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101, or pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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