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Family's grief after stabbing

The family of a man who was fatally stabbed outside his home in Basingstoke say his death has left a hole that can never be refilled.

Family speak out after fatal stabbing

Stephan Hollow Credit: Hampshire Police

The family of a man who was stabbed to death outside his home in Basingstoke has said his death has "left a big hole in our family which will never be refilled.".

Stephan Hollow, 53, died after being stabbed outside his home in Blackdown Close, Buckskin on Monday.

His family said: "We would like to thank the ambulance staff and local residents who tried very hard to save him. We will be eternally grateful.

“This has been a terrible shock for our large family and we are still trying to come to terms with what has happened. "

Meanwhile detectives are still looking for the knife used in the attack.

Detectives are also searching for clothing which is described as a dark coloured sweatshirt with a gold or yellow Nike emblem; dark trousers and dark trainers.

The offender is believed to have travelled on foot from Blackdown Close to Berwyn Close, on to Dorset Crescent and then through fields to Mary Lane in North Waltham.

Anyone who uses these routes or visits countryside between Buckskin and North Waltham is asked to contact police if they find a discarded knife or jumper, or saw anything suspicious on Monday morning.

Detective Inspector Dave Storey, who is leading the investigation, said: “ If you find anything, please don’t touch it but call the police immediately on 101.”

A 27-year-old man from Basingstoke arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

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