The murder of a well-known Rubery resident on Friday evening at his home in Maple Road has left locals shocked and saddened.
The victim of a stabbing, the man in his forties has not yet been formally identified by West Mercia Police, although he has been named locally.
Today, flowers lined the front lawn of his home.
I spoke to a neighbour who had known the man for “many, many years”. She described him as “The most lovable, kindest character you could wish to meet, he wouldn’t hurt a fly.”
She told me that he was “a vulnerable man” who was “well known up and down the village” and he was “always cheery and happy and would speak to everybody, shake their hands.”
When asked how the local community felt she said: “Everybody’s just devastated, they’re absolutely gutted. He’ll leave a big hole for everybody. He was just a wonderful, kind person.”
A vigil is planned in Maple Road when there will be a minute’s silence and a balloon release. Anyone wishing to pay their respects should go to Maple Road on Friday 1st April at 7pm and bring a helium balloon. If anyone is able to donate balloons for the occasion, do let us know and we will pass on your details.