'Doting dad' stabbed to death near primary school on Father's Day is named

His family described him as a "doting partner, father to his daughter, a loving son, and grandson". Credit: Family photo

A man stabbed to death near a primary school on Father's Day has been named as "doting dad" Reece Adamson.

30-year-old Mr Adamson was found with fatal neck wounds on Cardington Avenue in Great Barr, Birmingham, shortly after 9 pm on Sunday [June 23].

His family described him as a "doting partner, father to his daughter, a loving son, and grandson" and said they had been left "broken beyond belief" at his death.

Shaun Bent, 24, has been charged with murder after the incident near Calshot Primary School.

Mr Adamson's family said: "It is with heavy hearts and sheer disbelief that Reece was stolen from us on Father’s Day.

“He was a doting partner, father to his daughter, loving son and grandson.

“He was extremely loyal and one-of-a-kind. He was from an unbreakable family network underpinned by mum, dad and his grandfather Fr Deson."

Det Insp Jim Colclough, from West Midlands Police's homicide team, said: “My thoughts are with Reece’s family and friends at this incredibly upsetting and difficult time.

“We’d still like to hear from anyone who has any information on what happened on Sunday night that led to Reece losing his life.

“We understand there may have been an incident earlier that evening on Newbury Road near to Alma Street involving the same people and we’d still like to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious or who has any dash-cam footage of a fight."

West Midlands Police today revealed they have charged a man with murder.

Bent, of Cardington Avenue, was charged with murder on Wednesday night and appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court yesterday [June 25].

He also faces charges of assaulting another person and possession of a bladed article, plus grievous bodily harm and knife possession relating to a separate incident in March.

Bent was remanded into prison and is expected to appear via video link at Birmingham Crown Court today [Jun e26].