11-year-old girl, Jasmine Forrester, died after being stabbed multiple times in her grandmother’s Wolverhampton home on 9th February.
Officers were called to the scene on Kent Road shortly before 1 am on Friday following a neighbour’s call about a disturbance.
Jasmine was found with serious injuries following a call from a neighbour at roughly 1 am and was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but died on the Friday afternoon with her family by her side.
A woman in her 80s also suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder during the incident.
Her uncle, 51-year-old Delroy Forrester, was charged with her murder and appeared for a brief hearing at Walsall Magistrates on Monday 12th February.
Her father, Simeon Forrester, 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.”
DI Ian Wilkins from West Midlands Police 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.”
Superintendent Harvi Khatkar, of Wolverhampton police, said: “This is an extremely distressing incident and our sympathies go out to everyone affected. We are working to establish exactly what has happened, and fully understand the impact that this will have on the community. But, we do believe this is an isolated incident, and we are not looking for anyone else. Extra officers will be out patrolling the area to offer reassurance to residents.”
The house remains cordoned off while a forensics team continues their investigation and heartfelt tributes to Jasmine continue to flood in.