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Murder of Thady Joseph Higgins

Police were called to Jubilee Crescent in Coventry on Tuesday 17 March 2020 at about 1845 hours (6:45 pm) to the report of an assault. It is believed that a male riding a motorbike had an altercation with the victim. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

Details of Incident

Murder probe launched after off-road biker punch victim dies 


Our investigation into an assault in Coventry that saw a man punched by an off-road biker is now a murder enquiry after the victim sadly died last night.

The victim – named as 41-year-old Joe Higgins from Bedford – was assaulted in Links Road between Jubilee Crescent and Telfer Road at around 6.45pm on Tuesday (17 March).

It's understood Mr Higgins, who was visiting family in the city, had remonstrated with a man riding anti-socially in the residential area moments before he was attacked.

He suffered a head injury and passed away last night. Our specialist family Liaison Officers are supporting his loved ones at this tragic time.

Mr Higgins’ family described him as a “gentle giant” adding “he didn’t have an aggressive bone in his body”.

A 37-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge. An off-road bike has been seized for examination. 

Detective Inspector Justin Mason-Spanner, said: “Sadly there was nothing that could be done to save Mr Higgins’ life and my condolences go out to his family and friends.

“We need to find the offender and I’d urge anyone with information to contact the police. They can do that anonymously without leaving their name or contact details.

“People in the community know who is responsible. I should stress that if we find that anyone is helping him evade capture they will also be arrested for assisting an offender and may well find themselves in prison.

“If anyone was in the Jubilee Crescent area of Radford between 6 and 7pm on Tuesday – especially anyone who filmed the incident or took photos – I would ask them to call us.

“Similarly, if anyone has CCTV or dash-cam footage then I’d urge them to get in touch.”


Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to message us via Live Chat on our website or call 101 quoting log 2824 from 17 March.  


People can also call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Callers won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.





























Anyone with information can submit information direct to the investigation via the below link or contact us via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



Contact Information

Contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, Call 101 anytime or Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 Or Click the LINK at the bottom of this page.