The family of a 25-year-old man who died following a stabbing incident in Gloucester on Sunday night has paid tribute to him.

Jack Delany, from Gloucester, died in Southmead Hospital, Bristol during the early hours of Monday morning following the incident in Colombia Close.

A post mortem examination carried out yesterday concluded that the cause of death was a single stab wound to the abdomen.

Jack’s family has issued the following statement:  “We have lost a very dear and loved son, who was a father, brother and best friend.

“It is hard to conceive that Jack has been so brutally taken from us in such a pointless way at such a young age. Words seem too inadequate to express the pain we feel.

“We never imagined the difficult times Jack experienced as he moved into early adulthood, and the inadequacies of a system designed to help him, would end so tragically and so irretrievably.

“We ask that people, however well meaning, respect the privacy of our family and friends at this time.”

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