Jasmine Forrester: Book of condolence set up for 11-year-old

By David Cosgrove | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A book of condolence has been set up in memory of 11-year-old Jasmine Forrester at her school.

Jasmine Forrester

Jasmine died in hospital on Friday after she was stabbed at a house in Kent Road, Wolverhampton.

Her uncle Delroy Forrester has been charged with murder.

She attended nearby SS Mary and John’s Catholic Primary Academy, in Caledonia Road.

Principal Joanne Hanslip paid tribute to Jasmine, who she described as 'a beautiful, intelligent, bright and happy girl'.

Mrs Hanslip said: "We are all in a deep sense of shock and grief at the events which have taken Jasmine from her family and from the school community.

"As a faith school community, we have had the great privilege of knowing Jasmine, a beautiful, intelligent, bright and happy girl, ever smiling, laughing and enjoying her time with her friends."



Mrs Hanslip continued: "Each day, growing into a wonderfully mature person, Jasmine was always ready to embrace each new challenge and seize every opportunity given to her.

"We will all mourn her loss from our lives and at this difficult time can only offer our thoughts and prayers to all her family...we will continue to remember her and celebrate her as the wonderful young person she was."

Jasmine's father Simeon Forrester has previously paid tribute to his daughter, saying: "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.”

Det Insp Ian Wilkins from the West Midlands Police Homicide Team, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are continuing to support Jasmine’s family at this truly tragic time.

“The family have asked for privacy and we really hope everyone can respect that wish.

“We are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident, but if anyone has information please get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference 20WV/32155Q/18.

  • Jasmine's uncle Delroy Forrester, 51, of Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall, is set to appear in Wolverhampton Crown Court today accused of her murder.
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