A church in Wolverhampton held prayers this morning in memory of murdered teenager Keelan Wilson.

St Joseph's Church on Coalway Road held two services so that the local community could 'reflect on the senseless loss of a young life'.

Keelan, who was 15 years old, died in hospital on Tuesday after being stabbed on Strathfield Walk.

Flowers and candles were left near to where 15-year-old Keelan Wilson died. Credit: ITV News Central

Posting on their Facebook page, St Joseph's Church said: "Lord, today we pray for our community and in particular we pray for our young people.

"We reflect on the senseless loss of a young life and the pain and hurt that comes as a result of that loss. Lord wrap your loving arms around the family and friends of Keelan. Draw close to them and cover them with your gracious, everlasting love."

We reflect on the senseless loss of a young life and the pain and hurt that comes as a result of that loss.

St Joseph's Church

They added: "In all this darkness Lord, You are the light that shines through as a guide to the right path. Your light never fades."

This weekend, West Midlands Police increased their armed patrols in Wolverhampton. Officers were also granted temporary stop and search powers.