David Lawal death: Family tribute to Thetford roadside murder victim

David Lawal Image copyright Norfolk Police
Image caption David Lawal died after being stabbed on the roadside

The father of a man stabbed to death at the side of a road has paid tribute to his "quiet and hardworking" son.

David Lawal, 25, died after being found injured shortly after 19:00 BST on Thursday in Thetford, Norfolk.

Three people questioned over the murder of a man stabbed to death at the side of a road have been released.

Two men, aged 26 and 29, were released under investigation while a 17-year-old boy was bailed until 30 October.

A fourth man was arrested in connection with possessing a bladed article, and also released under investigation.

The stabbing happened on Brandon Road.

In a statement Albert Lawal said: "All the family loved him and he was a quiet, friendly and hardworking young man. We were all very proud of him when he was awarded his degree in accountancy and finance."

Norfolk Police said a post-mortem examination found Mr Lawal died from a single stab wound.

Det Ch Insp Phillip Gray said it was believed those involved were known to one another.

He has appealed for witnesses.

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