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Murder arrest over fatal Nuneaton street stabbing

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Image caption Police were called to a group of men fighting in Barpool Road, Nuneaton

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a stabbing incident in which a man died and another was seriously injured.

Police were called to reports of a group of men fighting in a street in Nuneaton on Tuesday morning.

Two men arrived at hospital with serious stab wounds. One of them, from Nuneaton, later died. The second remains in hospital in a serious condition.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested.

He was initially arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and then later arrested on suspicion of murder.

The second stabbed man, a 24-year-old from Nuneaton, has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

A 52-year-old man from Nuneaton has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

The disorder took place on the corner of Barpool Road and Vernons Lane, a busy junction in a residential area. Police said they are looking to speak to witnesses and are particularly keen on anyone who might have been driving by and may have dashcam footage.

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