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Stabbed Jamar Walker's family ask people not to judge

Jamar Walker Image copyright West Midlands Police handout
Image caption Jamar Walker: His family said no-one deserved to their life taken from the,

The family of a 15-year-old boy who died after being stabbed in a street "fracas" have asked people not to judge why he was out late at night.

Jamar Walker was found stabbed in his upper leg at about 02:20 GMT on Sunday in Smethwick, West Midlands, and died later in hospital.

He had recently moved from Lewisham, London, to Handsworth in Birmingham.

His family said he was a "typical teenage boy, mischievous and full of fun but very loving".

In a statement, they said his loss had devastated them all.

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"We would ask people not to judge why Jamar was out late at night. No-one deserves to have their life taken from them, especially at such an early age."

Jamar was found in Raglan Road in Smethwick, a 17-year-old boy was also treated for a stab wound to his back.

Image caption Police believe there was some kind of 'fracas' in Raglan Road, Smethwick, early on Sunday morning

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