Adrian Locke murder detectives want to trace cyclist

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DETECTIVES investigating the death of Droitwich man Adrian Locke are trying to trace a witness who might have important information to the case.

They would like to speak to a cyclist who bumped into Mr Locke on the day he was murdered.

The 39-year-old, of Wych Road, Droitwich, was found by paramedics with stab wounds outside 42a Teme Road, Tolladine, Worcester, at around 7.20pm on Wednesday, January 2.

Despite their efforts, Mr Locke was confirmed dead at the scene by a doctor a short while later. Two men have since been arrested and charged in relation to the killing, and the police investigation continues to gather evidence.

Some time on the afternoon of January 2, Mr Locke was riding his bike when he was involved in a collision with another cyclist near the shops on Rose Avenue.

Witnesses say he was knocked off his bike and the other cyclist, described as a white man in 30s or 40s, went to the nearby shops and bought him a bottle of brandy to apologise.

DS Pete Sherwood said: "We are currently piecing together Adrian Locke's movements on the day he was stabbed and we have been told by a number of witnesses about this incident.

"We would like to speak to the gentleman involved as he may have some information that could prove useful to our investigation."

The cyclist, or anyone who may know who he might be, is asked to contact West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number 101.

Micah Golding, aged 21 and of Cross Farm Road, Harbourne, Birmingham, was charged with murder and two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, heroin and crack cocaine, on Tuesday, January 8. He is currently remanded in custody.

Rafael Marks, aged 20 and of Nooklands Croft, Birmingham, was charged with being Golding's co-conspirator in the two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He was also charged with possession of an illegal firearm, which relates to an offence from May 2011 in Birmingham. He appeared at Worcester Magistrates' Court on Monday, January 7 and was remanded into custody.

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