The grandmother of murdered teen Kyle Sheehan has appealed for people to come forward with information on his murder.
Kyle died in September last year, a week after an incident in Senneleys Park in which he was stabbed in the groin.
Gail Lambe’s plea comes in the week that would have seen Kyle celebrating his 17th birthday
A motive for his murder remains unclear, but detectives have confirmed that the incident was not gang related, but followed an argument between two or three groups of young people who were in the park at the time Kyle was stabbed.
The former Bournville School pupil had just started a construction course at Bournville College, but had a love for football and was a keen musician who posted many online films of him and his friends rapping.
Gail, aged 55, paid tribute to her grandson and called for anyone with information about his death to contact police.
She said: “It is five months to the day since Kyle died and I am hoping that this will spur anyone who has information about his death and hasn’t yet spoken to police to come forward. Kyle was a popular lad who loved football and his rapping. He was known to be a peacemaker and had many friends. For Kyle’s sake we need information about what happened that night, so his mum Hayley can have some closure.”
Around 40 close family and friends visited a decorated shrine to Kyle, set up around a lamppost near to where he was injured, yesterday, to mark what would have been his birthday.
Four people who were arrested as part of the investigation remain on police bail.
DI Buck Rogers from West Midlands Police CID said: “Extensive enquiries have been conducted by detectives and the investigation is still ongoing. We still believe there are people out there who were in the park on September 21 in 2012 and have not yet spoken to police or who may have information relating to Kyle’s death and we need these people to come forward and contact us.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.