POLICE in Bromsgrove are reassuring the public they are not at risk as the hunt for a killer goes on.

No arrests have been made in a murder investigation after the death of Wayne Coventry at an address in Humphrey Avenue Charford.

Mr Coventry was declared dead at the house after emergency services were called at 10pm on Monday evening (October 14).

Neighbours told the Advertiser they believe the victim, who was in his 30s, had been stabbed.

Detective Inspector Lee Holehouse, from West Mercia Police, said: “Our investigation is on-going and we are following several lines of enquiries. However, I am asking the public to please get in touch with us if they witnessed anything suspicious between 9pm and 11pm on Monday evening in and around Humphrey Avenue in Bromsgrove.

“If you saw anything or have any information, no matter how small or irrelevant you feel it might be, please get in touch.

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The scene in Humphrey Avenue where Wayne Coventry died

“Members of the family of the man killed have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers. Our thoughts are with them at this very distressing and sad time.

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“Local residents may see an increase police presence in the area while investigations continue but I would like to reassure them that this is being treated as an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public.”

Mr Coventry was found at the scene suffering from serious injuries and 999 crews fought to save him.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to a medical emergency at a private address on Humphrey Avenue, Bromsgrove at 9.55pm.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was found in a serious condition. Ambulance staff administered specialist trauma care at the scene, but unfortunately it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 814s of 14 October or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.