Family pay tribute to ‘loving son’ murdered in Solihull
The family of Jack Donoghue has paid an emotional tribute to a ‘loving son’ following his tragic death yesterday (30 November).
Police were called to Poplar Road in Solihull town centre at 3am following reports of a stabbing.
The 21-year-old was taken to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save him and he died a short time later.
His family have today (1 December) released the following statement; “The family are devastated that Jack, our fun loving, doting son has been stolen from us.
“His laughter and smile filled every room. He had a massive heart and he loved and cared for his family and friends. He would do anything for anyone.
“We are thankful to have had so many beautiful memories of our amazing boy. We will miss him deeply and treasure our memories, but our family will never be the same.
“We are appealing to anyone who knows anything about what happened to our Jack to come forward with any information that may help the police to give us answers we desperately need”.
Inspector Jim Mahon from the force’s homicide team said, “Investigations are in the early stages and we are still trying to piece together what happened and the motive behind this attack.
“What we do know so far, is that five men were involved, none of whom were known to Mr Donoghue, and we want to appeal directly to any of those men to do the right thing and hand themselves in.
“We believe they will have confided with family and friends and urge anyone with information to help us with our enquiry.
“Jack’s family are understandably distraught at his loss and our thoughts remain with them.”
“Finally, we want to thank everybody who has contacted us so far, the information provided will be invaluable to our investigation, and we continue to ask for anyone who hasn’t yet got in touch to contact us.”
A scene is likely to be held for the rest of the day as WMP’s forensic investigation continues and CCTV is being extensively reviewed.
Detectives continue to investigate and anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 any time, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 363 of 30/11.
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