Family pays emotional tribute to ‘dearly-loved daughter found dead at Birmingham home’

The heartbroken family of a Birmingham stabbing victim have paid tribute to a much-loved daughter, sister, niece and cousin. Shannon Stanley was found dead at a home in Mount Pleasant in Small Heath in the early hours of Tuesday (May 10).

Police and ambulance crews were called to the road shortly after midnight. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic to the incident.

A spokeswoman for the service said: “Upon arrival, we found a woman. She was assessed and had sustained life-threatening injuries. She received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff. Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased.”

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The 27-year-old had suffered fatal knife wounds and now her family have released a heartfelt statement. It said: “Shannon was a much-loved daughter, sister, niece and cousin. She had many friends that also loved her dearly.

“She will be missed by us all and we ask as a family that we are allowed to grieve privately at this sad time.”

Shannon Stanley

Pablo Hoad, also aged 27, from an address near the scene was arrested at around 1am on Tuesday morning and he has now been charged with murder. He remains in police custody and is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (May 12).

West Midlands Police said its inquiries continue. A spokesperson said: “Anyone who has not yet spoken to us, but has information, is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website or call 101 quoting log 78 of 10 May.”

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