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23-year-old Man charged after The Specials’ singer’s grandson, 21, knifed to death outside Coventry

Culled from The Sun

A 23-year-old man has been charged after the death of a grandson of the Specials' singer Neville Staple.

Fidel Glasgow died after being stabbed outside a nightclub in Coventry, early on Saturday.

Atikou Diallo, 23, was arrested in City Arcade following the disorder outside Club M.

A second man aged 23 remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Diallo, of no fixed abode, was charged with violent disorder, grevious bodily harm and possession of cocaine and remanded in custody.

He will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Neville Staple, singer in The Specials, has revealed his grandson was stabbed to death in Coventry

His family have paid tribute to him today an a series of emotional posts

The Specials singer Neville Staple has spoken of the 'heartbreaking loss' of his grandson who was stabbed to death aged 21

The Specials singer, Neville Staple, paid tribute to his grandson and confirmed the tragic news on Facebook.

Fidel's mum Melanie paid tribute after his musician grandfather revealed he had died

He said: "We are truly devastated to announce the heartbreaking loss of my grandson Fidel (my daughter Melanie's son), who died today as a result of being attacked with a knife in the street.

"We want to thank the hospital staff & surgeons at UHCW University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, who battled all day to try & save him.

"My beautiful daughter Melanie & wife Christine Sugary, all the family and myself are still shocked by this tragedy.

"But would like to thank you all for the kindness & messages we have received. Thank you."

Singer Neville, of the 1980s Ghost Town band, confirmed the tragic news on Facebook.

Neville performed on The Specials' ska hits, including A Message to You Rudy and Free Nelson Mandela, and now tours with his own band.

He confirmed he will still play at festival just a day after his grandson was killed.

Mr Staple's wife, Christine, told the BBC: "Our daughter Melanie said she wants us to still do it.

"Neville wants to dedicate the performance to Fidel and we want to do a little bit of highlighting while we are there and use our profile for something good by highlighting just what is going on at the moment with the young people and the things that are happening with knives, and in some cases guns, on our streets.

"Fidel was just so handsome, so sweet, such a charmer, anyone who met him would always say 'he's just so wonderful, what a lovely boy'.

Neville Staple, singer in The Specials, has revealed his grandson was stabbed to death in Coventry

Neville performing with The Specials bandmate Terry Hall in 2009

My view: That's so sad, such a young life. What is wrong with our society today?.

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