Coventry & Warwickshire

Man dies after suspected robbery in Coventry

The scene
Image caption Police were called to Fairfax Street at about 10:50 BST

A man has died after a suspected robbery in Coventry.

Police found the man, aged in his 50s, unconscious in Fairfax Street in the city at about 11:00 BST. He was taken to hospital where he died.

West Midlands Police said officers were called to reports of a street robbery.

An investigation has been opened and an area of the road, near to Pool Meadow bus station, and a part of Lady Herbert's Garden, has been cordoned off.

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Det Insp Warren Hines said: "We are in the very early stages of the investigation and following a number of lines of enquiry.

"I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area this morning and saw what happened to contact me as a matter of urgency."

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