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Mother pays tribute to 'beautiful son' stabbed to death

Joshua Ribera, 18 Credit: Facebook tribute page

The mother of a teenager, who was fatally stabbed at a memorial event for his friend, has paid tribute to her 'beautiful son'.

Writing on Facebook, she said:

"The most beautiful son a mum could ask for has been taken from me...

"He was my world, my everything. I loved him with every bit of my heart and my heart is now broken. He was kind, caring, funny, affectionate, beautiful and talented.

"They tried for 6 hours to save him but he needed to go. He is now in peace and no one can ever hurt him again. I love you Josh and I don't know how I can go on without my baby boy".

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