A private dedication of a teak bench in memory of Jonathan Crow took place on Sunday 18th September.

The bench was purchased with the kind donations of the local community in Rubery and family and friends of Jonathan.

It has been placed on top of Beacon Hill in the Lickey Hills Country Park where he enjoyed walking.

The dedication was attended by his parents, sister, other close relatives and friends.

Jonathon Crow died in March after being stabbed in the leg with scissors at his home in Maple Road, Rubery. He was described as a vulnerable man and his death shocked the local community, where he was a well-known and popular character.

Gary Dienn, 25 was convicted of manslaughter at Worcester Crown Court earlier this month and sentenced to serve at least four years in prison. He will be on a life license after his release.

After the sentencing, Jonathan’s sister Melissa said on behalf of the family: “Jonathan was my big brother. He was a member of a family that loved him very much and we miss him terribly every day. My mom has to deal with the immense pain that she has lost one of her babies in such tragic circumstances.

“For Jonathan sometimes life wasn’t easy but he was surrounded by a strong supportive and caring family. Today we learnt of his last moments and it breaks our hearts to know we were unable to help him or say our goodbyes.

“We would ask everyone to remember my brother as we do – articulate, clever and lots of fun. We will never come to terms with his sudden and tragic death.”

With thanks to Julia Holmes.

 

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