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'Our shining star': Wolverhampton family's devastation after 11-year-old Jasmine Forrester dies in stabbing

By Ian Harvey | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

The family of Jasmine Forrester have spoken of their devastation over the 11-year-old's death after she was stabbed in an incident at a house in Wolverhampton.

A photo of Jasmine Forrester released by her family today

Jasmine was found with multiple injuries, including a serious head wound. just before 1am yesterday in Kent Road after a neighbour heard a disturbance.

She was left in a critical condition but lost her fight for life in hospital yesterday afternoon with her family by her side.

A 51-year-old man, who is related to the youngster, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody, having been treated in hospital for a hand injury.

A woman in her 80s, believed to be the Jasmine's grandmother, suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder during the incident and has been treated in hospital.

Floral tributes left in memory of Jasmine Forrester, right

Today Jasmine’s dad, Simeon Forrester, said: “This is a hugely tragic time for our family and the loss we feel is unexplainable. We are utterly devastated.

"Jasmine was a shining star and a huge part of us.

"We would really like to be left alone at this time while we come to terms with what has happened.”

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A post mortem is expected to be held on Sunday.

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The house has been cordoned off to preserve the scene and to allow for forensic experts to conduct a thorough examination.

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Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The scene in Kent Road where Jasmine was found

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 77 of 9 February. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey
@IanHarvey_Star

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford

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