Black Cab Driver Sought as Coventry Murder Inquiry Launched

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Driver is Described by Police as ‘Asian’


Detectives in Coventry have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in the Cheylesmore area of the city on Sunday morning (23 February).


Police were called to The Monks Croft at 6:40am after the body of 53-year-old Tracey Snook-Kite was found by the ambulance service.


A 48-year-old man was arrested at the property on suspicion of murder and continues to be held in custody tonight.


The results of a forensic post-mortem which took place today showed that Tracey had sustained head injuries consistent with an assault.


Officers leading the inquiry are now trying to piece together exactly what happened in the hours leading up to her death.


In particular, they are appealing for a black cab driver to come forward, who they believe drove her home from the Earlsdon area the previous night.


Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, said: “We know Tracey was picked up from the taxi rank outside the Albany Club at around 11pm on Saturday evening.


“The driver, who we believe to be Asian, could have vital information that may assist our investigation and I would appeal for them to contact us as soon as possible.”


The house is being treated as a crime scene and remains cordoned off as specially trained officers support  Tracey’s family.


Anyone who feels they can assist the investigation should contact West Midlands Police Force CID on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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