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Coventry stab victim named

A Coventry family has been left heartbroken following the death of 16-year-old Jaydon Washington James after he was stabbed in Wood End last night (Saturday 24 November).

The teenager was with friends in Deedmore Road just before midnight when they were attacked. Jaydon’s friends were also seriously injured and remain in hospital, but sadly Jaydon did not survive his injuries and he died in hospital a short time later.

Jaydon James
Jaydon Washington James was stabbed to death in Wood End, Coventry

His family have joined police in appealing for information to trace those responsible. They said: “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.”

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from the force’s homicide unit, said: “We have officers working around the clock to find those responsible for this horrific and deeply tragic attack.

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Jaydon was out with friends when they were attacked

“Jaydon had only just turned 16 with his whole life ahead of him. Words cannot describe the anguish that his family are going through, and we will leave no stone unturned in the hunt for his killer.

“We have several lines of enquiry, but I would still urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at 8am - midnight. 

Alternatively you can call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.