The mother of David Scott who was stabbed to death in a back lane in Stanley, County Durham, a week ago has spoken of her family's anguish over Christmas.
The 33 year old had two children. One of them will be seven on 2nd January. David's mother Janice said Christmas Eve was awful and she was wrapping presents for his children when he should have been doing it.
Police are continuing house to house inquiries and have renewed an appeal for anyone who saw two men fleeing from the back alley of Rose Avenue.