A 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Wolverhampton has been named.

Keelan Wilson died from his injuries and West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation.

Speaking outside the family home, Keelan's grandfather, George Ellitts, paid tribute to the young victim, who he described as "an angel".

He said the boy's mother, who lived at an address just a few metres from the scene of the attack, was "in a bad way".

"To me, he was an angel. He's lived with me all my life.

George Ellitts
Police investigations at Strathfield Walk in Wolverhampton Credit: SnapperSK

The teenager was with a friend just yards from his home when he was attacked.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to Strathfield Walk after 11.00pm last night (29 May) to reports of a stabbing.

The teenager was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died a short time later.

Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir, West Midlands Police's neighbourhood policing commander for Wolverhampton, said someone in the community knew who had carried out the attack and urged them to come forward.

Police investigations at Strathfield Walk in Wolverhampton Credit: SnapperSK

"It's very tragic incident where the individual has been stabbed and we are actively seeking those responsible."< "It's absolutely devastating that our young people are carrying knives and the consequences of carrying those knives has ended in the loss of life.< "He was 15 years old, somebody knows who was responsible and they need to come forward."

Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir

When asked about the account of a taxi driver eyewitness who described a group of four or five armed attackers approaching the victim and his friend, Ms Meir confirmed "a group" had been involved.

She added: "We do know this was a violent disorder involving more than one person."