Police launch murder probe after body of teenage boy is found in a field in Coventry  

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a passer-by stumbled across the body of a teenage boy in Coventry.

The boy was found with multiple stab wounds to his torso by a member of the public in the Wood End area of the city at around 7pm. 

Paramedics were scrambled to the area of grassland near Petitor Crescent but the victim was declared dead at the scene. 

Detectives have sealed off the area for a fingertip search and forensic examination.

Enquiries are underway to identify the body but no arrests have been made. 

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a passer-by stumbled across the body of a teenage boy in a field in Coventry (crime scene pictured) 

Detectives have sealed off the area for a fingertip search and forensic examination

Detectives have sealed off the area for a fingertip search and forensic examination

Detectives have sealed off the area for a fingertip search and forensic examination

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: ‘We’re appealing for anyone who was in the Petitor Crescent area of Wood End this afternoon or early evening and saw anything suspicious, a disorder, or people running from the scene to get in touch as they could hold important information.

‘If anyone was driving through the area and has dash-cam footage then we’d also ask them to get in touch on 101 or message us on Live Chat via the website quoting log 2263 from 5 Feb.

‘Or information can be passed anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.’

The victim was found in grassland near Petitor Crescent in Wood End, Coventry

The victim was found in grassland near Petitor Crescent in Wood End, Coventry

The victim was found in grassland near Petitor Crescent in Wood End, Coventry  

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