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Murder investigation launched after 16-year-old stabbed to death in Coventry

Jaydon Washington James, 16, suffered fatal stab wounds. Photo: PA

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old was stabbed to death in Coventry.

Jaydon Washington James was found injured in Deedmore Road shortly before midnight on Saturday and died later in hospital.

Two other teenagers, believed to be the victim's friends, were taken to hospital with less serious injuries.

The youngster's family have been told and the area has been cordoned off for examination, West Midlands Police said.

Two other teenagers were treated for less serious injuries. Credit: PA

In a post on Facebook thanking the local community for their support, Jaydon's sister, Jayda James, described him as the "sweetest, funniest most kind hearted boy" who was friends with everyone and tried to keep the peace whenever he could.

"On behalf of me and my family I would like to thank everyone for all the kind posts and messages we have read them all and it has brought us some happiness to know how loved Jaydon was," she said.

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from West Midlands Police, said: "We have officers working around the clock to find those responsible for this horrific and deeply tragic attack.

"Jaydon had only just turned 16 with his whole life ahead of him. Words cannot describe the anguish that his family are going through, and we will leave no stone unturned in the hunt for his killer."

He urged anyone with information to come forward.