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Police describe man wanted over Bilston murder case

Thomas Berry who was fatally stabbed in Bilston
Image caption Mr Berry, a 34-year-old father-of-two was fatally stabbed in a fight

Detectives investigating the murder of a man from Bilston have issued a description of another man they want to question over the fatal stabbing.

Thomas Berry, 34, was fatally stabbed during a fight in the centre of Bilston, West Midlands, which started at about 2340 BST on Saturday.

A mixed-race man in his 20s with short hair was spotted leaving the scene in a dark coloured vehicle, police said.

Anyone who saw a man fitting that description is asked to call police.

Mr Berry died as a result of a single stab wound. Three other people received stab injuries in the fighting and were taken to hospital. Two people remain in hospital and one person has been released.

Three men in their 20s arrested over the murder have been bailed pending further police enquiries.

Mr Berry's family said: "Tom was a devoted and loving father to his two boys Owen and Elliot who he adored. They were his life."

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The family said Mr Berry had three siblings and was also very close to his step-parents. He worked as a plasterer and labourer and was a fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

His family added: "Saturday was a happy family occasion. We had a brilliant day at the wedding. We are a really close family and we were all enjoying ourselves one minute, dancing and having a laugh, the next minute he was stabbed.

"He only went outside for a cigarette. This has left our family more than devastated. This person didn't only kill Tom, he has killed a part of us all, especially his Mom, dad, brothers and sisters and Avril.

"He has left his beautiful two boys without a father. Our lives with never be the same without him. We will never get over this."

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