#parents | #teensvaping | Leamington Spa stabbing: Cause of teen’s death and major line of enquiry confirmed

Today (January 22) marks one week since 17-year-old Nasir Patrice was stabbed to death in Leamington.

Police are continuing their investigations into the death, which is being treated as murder.

Four males have been arrested, three of them teenagers,  in connection with the incident and have been release on police bail while enquiries continue.

A post mortem has also revealed that Nasir died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Warwickshire Police say there will be a larger presence of police officers on Tachbrook Road, where the incident took place, as they try to identify further witnesses and offer reassurance to local residents.

Police appeal

Chief Superintendent Ben Smith from Warwickshire Police, said: “Today marks one week since the tragic murder of Nasir Patrice and our thoughts continue to remain with Nasir’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in and around the Tachbrook Road area today as our officers conduct enquiries to try to identify further witnesses and offer reassurance to local residents.

“If you have any concerns or think you may have information that could help with our investigation, I would urge you to speak to one of our officers – any information you may have, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could really help with our investigation.

“We are still searching for a young black male who we believe may have been involved in this incident. He was last seen on Emscote Road in Warwick close to the junction with Fosberry Close at around 11.30am last Wednesday, a short time after the incident was reported, and he is believed to have sustained an injury to his leg.

Chief Superintendent Ben Smith of Warwickshire Police

“If you think you have seen this man or do see him, please get in touch.

“We are now in a position to confirm that one of our main lines of enquiry is that this incident was linked to county lines drug dealing which is a type of organised crime which can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, by drug gangs from bigger cities in order to sell drugs in smaller towns.

“This is a national issue faced by smaller counties such as Warwickshire, and tackling it while taking action against those believed to be involved in county lines remains a priority for Warwickshire Police.”

If you:

  • witnessed the above incident
  • have CCTV or dash cam footage of the area at around the time of the incident
  • saw something suspicious
  • have information that could help with our investigation
  • saw a young black male on Emscote Road close to Fosberry Close in Warwick at around 11.30am on Wednesday, 15 January

Please call Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website:  www.crimestoppers-uk.org  quoting incident number 137 of 15 January 2020.

What happened?

Emergency services were called to Tachbrook Road in Leamington last Wednesday (January 15), after reports two people had been stabbed.

Sadly one of the victims, Nasir Patrice from Birmingham, died at the scene, while an 18-year-old from Birmingham was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Four men have been arrested in connection to the incident:

  • A 33-year-old man from Leamington was arrested on suspicion of murder.
  • A 17-year-old boy from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of murder.
  • An 18-year-old man from Birmingham who was injured in the incident was arrested on suspicion of murder.
  • An 18-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All four have been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

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