Rapper Pa Salieu charged in connection with fatal stabbing

The rapper Pa Salieu has said he is “engaging with the justice system” after being charged with violent disorder by detectives investigating the killing of a man outside a nightclub in Coventry.

West Midlands police said 10 men, including the musician, had been charged in relation to the death of Fidel Glasgow. The 23-year-old, the grandson of Specials singer Neville Staple, died in hospital after being stabbed outside Club M in the early hours of 1 September 2018.

The force said in a statement that Salieu, full name Pa Salieu Gaye, had been charged with two counts of violent disorder, wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. Nine others were also charged with violent disorder.

Salieu wrote on Instagram: “Due to ongoing investigations, I am unable to comment on the detail surrounding the fateful events that occurred back in September 2018. Sadly, my close friend Fidel Glasgow (AP) was taken from us well before his time.”

He said he is “engaging with the justice system”, adding: “Please be sensitive to the fact that a real family like yours has lost a loved one. RIP AP.”

Salieu shared the message alongside a photo that appeared to show him with Glasgow.

No one has yet been charged with Glasgow’s murder, despite a lengthy inquiry by West Midlands police, including appeals for information about suspects recorded on CCTV at the scene.

In a statement on Thursday, West Midlands police said the Crown Prosecution Service has authorised charges against 10 men, including for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to the 23-year-old, violent disorder and possession of offensive weapons.

DI Michelle Allen, from the force’s homicide unit, said: “We are still actively investigating Fidel’s murder and these charges are a significant step forward in our search for his killer.

“Fidel’s family have been fully updated with these latest developments and we remain in close contact with them. We continue to ask anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward.”

The 10 men will appear at Coventry magistrates court on 28 April.

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