Investigation concludes: no further action to be taken against Rugby man on murder arrest

David Ryding, wife Nicola and daughter Mollie
David Ryding, wife Nicola and daughter Mollie

No further action will be taken against a Rugby man who was arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this year.

Officers investigating the death of David Ryding, 26, from Moreton in Wirral, Merseyside following an incident near the clock tower in Market Place, Rugby on July 7 have been advised to take no further action against the 21 year male who was arrested on suspicion of his murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Ally Wright, who is leading the investigation, said: “Following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service, their professional view is that the male who is now 22 years old only acted in self defence.

“He has therefore been released from police bail and no further action will be taken against him.

“I am satisfied that the investigation was thorough, professional and that the correct decision has been reached based on the available facts. “Mr Ryding’s wife and family have been extremely supportive of the police throughout our investigation and my thoughts are with them at this time.

“However, I am aware that the term victim extends beyond those directly connected to David Ryding. The fact that this incident was wholly unnecessary makes the tragedy all the worse.”

Nicola, the wife of David Ryding, said: “After recently meeting with DCI Ally Wright I would like to state that I am fully aware of the CPS’s decision not to pursue any charges following the death of my husband, David Ryding.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Warwickshire Police and all those involved in the investigation for the time and dedication that has been given and also the care and support we have received, I will be forever grateful.

“I accept that regardless of the outcome from the police investigation nothing will ever bring David home again and words cannot describe how much he is missed. He will remain in our hearts forever.

“I would like to state that our family’s thoughts are with those involved in such a tragic incident.

“Finally, can I please ask all media outlets to respect the privacy of myself and my family at this difficult time.”