THE heartbroken family and friends of a teenager have paid tribute to their “beautiful angel” after he was stabbed to death.
Owen Dunn, 18, was killed in Swindon, Wilts, at the weekend and police are quizzing a 14-year-old lad on suspicion of murder.
Tributes have flooded in, including one from his aunt who wrote on Facebook that the family were in “constant pain” adding “I love you so much my beautiful nephew”.
“Another day waking up to this nightmare, how are we meant to live with this constant pain, the crying the feeling your heart has been cut out,” he said.
A friend of Owen described him as the “most beautiful and genuine angel”.
“Such a beautiful soul. I will cherish every single memory together especially that laugh of yours – you will always be in my heart.
“So many people loved you Owen.”
The schoolboy was arrested on Sunday was still being held in police cells on suspicion of murdering Owen.
Police were given extra time to detain him for questioning.
Members of Owen’s family thanked the public for their support following the murder which happened in the Wiltshire’s town’s Mazurek Way in Haydon End.
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In a brief tribute they said: “We are grateful for all the support, kind words and donations we have received.”
A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “Detectives are continuing to question a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of Owen’s murder.
“Members of the public will continue to see an increased police presence across the whole of Swindon in response to this incident.
“We are continuing to appeal for information that will help with our inquiries.”
If you have more information, you can contact the police on 101, quoting Operation Glendale, or anonymously with CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.