Date set for funeral of murdered father; CRIME: Police say probe into pub car park killing has moved forward significantly.Byline: By Emma Stone, CRIME REPORTER
THE funeral of a father of two stabbed to death in a pub car park will take place next week.
The funeral announcement comes as there are signs that the net is closing on the prime suspect in the murder hunt.
It is more than five weeks since 28-year-old Gavin Regan was murdered at The Bull pub in Coventry Road The Coventry Road Ground is a cricket stadium based in the town of Hinckley, Leicestershire. It was established in 1946 but demolished in 1964.
It was built after the Ashby Road ground was destroyed in the Second World War because it had left Hinckley without a venue for , Exhall, while he attended a friend's wake.
At first Warwickshire Police Warwickshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Warwickshire in England. It was known as Warwickshire Constabulary until 2001. It is the second smallest territorial police force in the United Kingdom after the City of London Police, with only met a wall of silence in the hunt for his killer but now officers claim the investigation has moved forward "significantly" after members of the public provided them with vital information. The funeral will take place on Friday, November 9, at Bedworth Parish Church.
Gavin, who leaves a daughter Brogan and a son Bradley, was stabbed following a number of violent clashes in the pub's car park on September 21.
Police officers who attended the scene were met by a barrage of glasses and bottles, as they kept Gavin, of Marston Lane, Bedworth, alive before paramedics arrived. He later died at University Hospital in Coventry from a stab wound to his abdomen.
A Bedworth man has been consistently named during police investigations but Warwickshire Police have failed to track him down.
Detective Chief Inspector This article or section deals primarily with the United Kingdom and does not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. Adrian Pearson, who is leading the investigation, said: "Although it has been several weeks since Mr Regan was murdered, we have not weakened our resolve in finding the person responsible.
"This week the investigation has moved forward significantly following several people coming forward and talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to us.
"We would still like to hear from anyone with information that will help find the person who murdered Gavin Regan." Police are refusing to name the prime suspect at the present time.
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flo tributes in the Bull pub car park where the murder took place and (inset) victim Gavin Regan.