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Birmingham stabbings: Family pays tribute to ‘funny and caring’ victim

The man murdered during a spate of stabbings in Birmingham early on Sunday morning has been named as Jacob Billington.

In a statement, his family said: "Jacob was the light of our life and we have been devastated by his loss.

"He was a funny, caring and wonderful person who was loved by every single person he met.

"He lit up every room with his boundless energy and witty humour and the loss of such a special person will be felt by all who knew him for years to come."

A 27-year-old man was earlier arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder over the stabbings, which left several others injured.

He was detained at a property in the Selly Oak area of the city at around 4am on Monday, said West Midlands Police

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The man, who escaped the scene, is now being questioned after a huge effort to track him down.

Image: Police yesterday released CCTV images of a man they wished to trace in connection with the attacks

Birmingham police commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Graham, said: "Officers worked through yesterday and into the early Read More – Source

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