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Candlelit vigil to remember stabbed teenager

Jaydon James was 16 Credit: West Midlands Police

A candlelit vigil will be held in Coventry tonight for a 16-year old who died after being stabbed.

Jaydon James, who was known as JJ, was stabbed in the Wood End area of the city on Saturday night. He died later in hospital.

St Chad's Church on Hillmorton Road will be open from 7pm-9pm for a candlelit vigil service to remember Jaydon, and to show support for his family and the wider community.

A book of remembrance has been open throughout the week at St Chad's Church.

"The family are deeply saddened by what has happened, we urge anyone to come forward with any information regarding the person responsible for taking our boy JJ, known to his family as Juie.

Thank you for all the support we have received".

– Jaydon's family

“All my officers are determined to get justice for Jaydon’s family and we will leave no stone unturned in the hunt for his killer.

Enquiries are progressing at pace but I would still appeal to anyone with information or intelligence to make contact as soon as possible.”

– Chief Superintendent Mike O’Hara, Coventry Police