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Appeal To Find Killers Of 'Peacemaker' Kyle
The grandmother of a 16-year-old who died after being stabbed in the leg during a row in Birmingham has appealed for witnesses to come forward and end their "limbo".
Kyle Sheehan died of his injuries a week after the attack.
"It has just been horrendous," said his grandmother Gail Lambe. "Kyle went through such a lot from Friday. His leg was amputated, his kidneys failed, his liver failed. Bless him, he went through so much.
"Someone needs to come forward and let us know because we are in limbo now. We can do nothing until somebody... Karl had lots and lots of friends, and somebody needs to speak to the police. Don't let him die in vain."
Ms Lambe added: "He was 16, a cheeky devil at times, but he was just lovely and he was very well-liked. He was called a peacemaker and, bless him, this is what has happened."
Police believe that many more people who witnessed the stabbing, at Bartley Green on September 21, have yet to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones said: "We are still unsure of the exact circumstances that led to him being stabbed.
"It seems a very minor dispute that led to some people being punched and kicked, and unfortunately Kyle has come away from that area and spoke to one of his friends and said: 'I've just been stabbed'."
He said between 20 and 30 people were involved in the dispute that led to Kyle's death.
Four people have been arrested over the stabbing and remain on police bail.
"We have already made a number of arrests. However, we still need people to come forward to give us the information that will lead us to charging somebody in this crime," Det Ch Insp Jones said.
More than 6,000 people have paid tribute to the teenager on a Facebook page called RIP Kyle Sheehan, and on Twitter messages that have described him as "charming" and "funny".
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