The 18 years old teenage boy was stabbed to death and his mother slashed by a knife thug trying to steal designer jackets
He was pronounced dead at the scene, .
Two relatives, including his mother, were found with slash wounds to their hands.
Both were rushed to hospital for treatment and their conditions were described by police as non-life threatening.
The family said: “He was killed over a jacket, how stupid is that?
“He sold designer jackets and this guy came to steal them and the victim fought back.
“It was targeted – the guy knew jackets were there because the business is run from the house.
“I have known the family for a long time. They are good hardworking people and are asking ‘How could this have happened to us?’
“They are devastated his mother was injured as well. The guy ran off with a jacket.
“They are designer jackets so worth a few hundred pounds but a life had been lost over this, I just cannot understand it.”
The neighbour Kay Clark, 80, said: “We are all in total shock. It’s a nice road and they are nice people who have been attacked. It’s a tragedy.”
Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5697/17Mar. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
William Roache (Analysis Editor Newspresslive )