Hundreds of mourners pay respect to boy who was stabbed to death in suspected racist attack

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets to pay their respects to a talented teenage footballer who was stabbed to death in a suspected racist attack. Dea-John Reid, 14, was targeted by thugs while he was out with friends before he was knifed outside a McDonald's restaurant. Witnesses say the teenager received racial abuse shortly before he was killed in Kingstanding, Birmingham, on May Bank Holiday Monday (31/5). In a tribute from Joan, which was read out by a family friend, she said: "I can't believe it has been six tragic weeks since the death of my baby son Dea-John. "I will remember the day May 31 as the day my world turned upside down, you have left us too soon. "Every morning I wake up and I still look forward to coming into my bedroom and asking how I was. "Every time my phone rings I hope it is you." Filmed on 14th July 2021

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