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FRONT PAGE: Family lead tributes to much-loved son

Solihull Editorial 5th Dec, 2019   0

FLORAL tributes have been left where ‘much-loved’ Jack Donoghue was found after he was murdered in Solihull town centre.

Five men have been arrested in connection with his murder and two of them have been remanded in custody.

The ‘fun loving, doting son’s’ life was cut tragically short on Saturday (November 30) when he was fatally stabbed and was found near Popworld and Yates Bar on Poplar Road.

The 21-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries but sadly he died a short time later.




On Tuesday (December 3) a 21-year-old man was arrested and remained in police custody at the time of going to print.

Connor Moore, aged 20, from Weston Road, Lichfield, was charged with murder and violent disorder and Regan Watters, aged 21, from Kitts Green Road, Stechford, was charged with murder, violent disorder and assault with intent to rob.


The pair were remanded in custody by Birmingham Magistrates Court at a hearing on Tuesday.

A 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released pending further investigation and a 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder was released on bail.

Leading the tributes his dad David said at a police press conference: “Words cannot say how we feel.

“We feel lost, we are broken, we are devastated.

“We are living in a reoccurring constant nightmare.

“Our beautiful boy who touched, enriched everybody’s life everybody that he met they will never forget Jack.”

A statement released by the family added: “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.”

Flowers laid at the scene by Charlotte and Britty read: “It feels so wrong to be writing this. You were too young with your whole life ahead of you.

“Everyone knows you for lighting up every room with your contagious smile.

“You were so caring to everybody and the last person to deserve what has happened.

“From the cheeky little boy who would never hold our mum’s hand on the way home from school, to the absolute gentleman you grew up to be.

“There are so many lovely memories of you, which everyone will hold onto.

“You are loved by so many and you will be missed dearly.”

Another simply read: “Keep dancing Jack.

Missed by all of us gorgeous boy.

“Forever in our hearts.”

Anyone with information should contact police online at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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