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30th Nov, 2021

18-year-old charged with murder in connection with death of man in his 40s

AN 18-YEAR-OLD has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man in his 40s in Rugby.

Matthew Naysmith of Newland Street was charged on Sunday morning (September 5).

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court today (Monday September 6).

The charge comes following an incident just after 6am on Thursday (September 2), when officers and paramedics were called to a property in Newland Street and found a man in his 40s with multiple serious injuries.

The man was taken to hospital but died on Saturday morning (September 4). His next of kin have been informed.

Det Insp Collette O’Keefe from Warwickshire Police said: “Our thoughts remain with the man’s family who are being supported by specially trained officers.

“Investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and we continue to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in and around Newland Street, Addison Road and Lawford Road between midnight and 6am on Thursday morning. I would also appeal to anyone who may have dash-cam footage to please get in touch.

“We recognise the concern this incident, which we are treating as isolated, will have caused the local community and want to reassure the public that a full investigation is underway.”

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 45 of September 2.

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