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Solihull stabbing: Jack Donoghue's parents in plea to suspect

Jack Donoghue Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Jack Donoghue was a "fun-loving, doting son", his family said

The parents of a 21-year-old man fatally stabbed on a night out have urged a suspect to stop "hiding in a corner" and give himself up to police.

Jack Donoghue died in hospital after being injured near Popworld, Solihull, in the early hours of Saturday.

Connor Moore, from Lichfield, and Regan Watters, from Birmingham, are charged with murder and violent disorder.

Detectives are still trying to trace Tyrall Blake, 21, in connection with Mr Donoghue's death.

Mr Donoghue's father Jack appealed to Mr Blake or anyone shielding him to contact police.

He said the "coward" was "hiding in some corner".

"I ask him to give himself up. You know what you have done.

Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Police urged anyone shielding Tyrall Blake to contact the force

"Whoever is harbouring him - how can you live with yourselves and what he has done to our world?

"They were strangers. There was nothing kicking off at all. He left with a girl... and then he was viciously attacked."

He described his son as "one in a million" and said his death was a "re-occurring nightmare that just never ends".

Anne Donoghue, Jack's mother, added her son "wouldn't hurt anyone" and was a "gentle giant".

"Everybody that knows him, they could all tell you the same thing.

"What you have done to me and my world - you have taken away my grandchildren, you took away my whole world."

Det Insp Jim Mahon said it was "vitally important" to trace Mr Blake, who officers believe was involved in Mr Donoghue's killing, and anyone "shielding him through a sense of misguided loyalty" was committing an offence.

Mr Moore, 20, of Western Road, and Mr Watters, 21, of Kitts Green Road, in Stechford, who is also charged with assault with intent to rob, were due before Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Image caption Mr Donoghue was stabbed near the Popworld nightclub

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