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Jasmine Forrester murder: Fundraising page set up to help 11-year-old's family

By Megan Archer | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

More than £3,000 has been raised for the family of schoolgirl Jasmine Forrester who was stabbed to death in Wolverhampton.

Jasmine Forrester

Jasmine, 11, was found at a home in Kent Road on Friday, February 9 with serious head injuries. She was rushed to hospital but died later that day.

Her uncle Delroy Forrester has been charged with her murder and has a provisional trial date set for August 13.

A colleague of Jasmine's mother's has since set up a Just Giving Crowdfunding page to help the young girl's family with the costs that have come with her death.

More on the murder of young Jasmine:

Leanne Hayes said on the website: "11-year-old Jasmine Forrester was cruelly taken away from her loving family on Friday, February 9. Jasmine was described a shining star by her family! Rest in peace beautiful girl!

"Dorcas was a parent who would not ever of thought she would need to find the funds for such a situation. Can I ask that we all consider supporting Dorcas and her family at this sad time!"

Leanne, with friends Bev and Kaye, has a goal of £5,000 and has already seen more than £3,000 raised by nearly 140 people. The page was launched on February 10.

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Friends, family and members of the community have paid tribute to Jasmine and passed on their messages of support to her mother Dorcas.

Vicky Wallis said: "Dorcas please know that you and your family are in our thoughts at this truly devastating time. Sleep tight and sweet dreams Jasmine."

Niki Norell added: "Dearest Dorcas I have no words I just know you are on a journey and it is long and it is painful and there seems no end. However please be held on high by those that are thinking of you."

Visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/leanne-haynes to donate to the fund.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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