A DEVASTATED mother of a Solihull man stabbed to death in the street says her world has been “turned upside down”.
Leneto Kellengbeck who leaves behind a daughter aged two, was found with critical injuries when police were called to Arran Way in Smith’s Wood just after 11.15pm on Friday (March 29).
The 24-year-old, who lived nearby and was also known as Lenny, died a short time later.
A post-mortem carried out over the weekend revealed he died of multiple stab wounds.
No arrests have yet been made, but police say they are continuing to look for CCTV and speak to potential witnesses.
His mother Jasmine described her son as ‘kind and thoughtful, and not the type of person who would just think of himself’.
She said: “The news of my son’s demise came like a thief in the night.
“So sudden and unexpected, it gave me no chance to react or do anything in my powers to prevent it from happening.
“Suddenly, my world has been turned upside down since my precious son became another victim of this dreaded knife crime.
“Son; how I wish I could wake up and see you standing there, even though I know you are gone.
“You were callously taken from me. All I have to remind me of you are pictures of how you were.
“My son, I will always love you. I thank everyone, near and far, for passing on their condolences in my time of need.”
Friends have set up a a Go Fund Me page to help Lenny’s family following his death.
The page has raised more than £3,720 in just two days.
Reece Johnson, who set up the page, wrote: “The most respectful young man you’ll ever meet never harmed nobody always showed love to everyone.
“I’ve lost a best friend due to knife crime.
“He was a best friend anyone would wish for.”
For more or to donate visit www.gofundme.com/rip-my-brother-leneto
Det Insp Jim Colclough, from the Homicide unit, said: “This is a desperately sad time for Mr Kellengbeck’s family, and we have specially trained officers in place to support them.
“We are still trying to establish exactly what happened, and need anyone who saw what happened, or who believes they might have information that could help us, to speak to us.
“The smallest bit of information could help, so please do get in touch.”
Contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, via 101 any time, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.