'What am I supposed to do without him?': Mother's pain of losing teen stab victim Dea-John Reid

  • Joan Morris makes a statement on the death of her son Dea-John Reid

The mother of a 14-year-old fatally stabbed in Birmingham has made an emotional tribute to her 'lovely' son.

Dea-John Reid was stabbed to death after being chased by a group of males in the Kindstanding area of Birmingham on Monday (31 May).

The teen is understood to have been chased in College Road by a group at around 7.30pm before being stabbed.

Dea-John's mother, Joan Morris, says he went out to play and never came home.

In an emotional statement, she said: "What am I supposed to do?

"My son is a talented young man, I miss him so much. He was a lovely kid."

"He always gave me my medication, he made my tea, he gave me everything that I need."

Two men have been charged with Dea-John Reid's murder.

35-year-old, Michael Shields, aged 35 from Alvis Walk in Castle Bromwich, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday morning (3 June).

George Khan, aged 38 from Birmingham has been charged and is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow alongside a teenager - who cannot be named for legal reasons.

West Midlands Police enquiries are ongoing.