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Family pay tribute to 'loving son' who was murdered in Solihull

Jack Donoghue Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have named a man who was murdered in Solihull on Saturday 30 November as Jack Donoghue.

Police were called to Poplar Road in Solihull at 3am after reports of a stabbing. The 21-year-old was taken to hospital but he died a short time later.

The scene in Solihull was cordoned off by police. Credit: BPM Media

His family have paid tribute to a "loving son" and released a statement saying they are devastated.

His laughter and smile filled every room. He had a massive heart and he loved and cared for his family and friends. He would do anything for anyone.

We are thankful to have had so many beautiful memories of our amazing boy. We will miss him deeply and treasure our memories, but our family will never be the same.

We are appealing to anyone who knows anything about what happened to our Jack to come forward with any information that may help the police to give us answers we desperately need."

– Family statement
Poplar Road in Solihull was closed after the incident. Credit: BPM Media

Inspector Jim Mahon from West Midlands Police said, “Investigations are in the early stages and we are still trying to piece together what happened and the motive behind this attack.

“What we do know so far, is that five men were involved, none of whom were known to Mr Donoghue, and we want to appeal directly to any of those men to do the right thing and hand themselves in.

“We believe they will have confided with family and friends and urge anyone with information to help us with our enquiry.

"Jack’s family are understandably distraught at his loss and our thoughts remain with them."

“Finally, we want to thank everybody who has contacted us so far, the information provided will be invaluable to our investigation, and we continue to ask for anyone who hasn’t yet got in touch to contact us.”

The force says forensic investigations are continuing and CCTV is being extensively reviewed.