Jacob Billington dead: Jacob Billington cause of death – obituary – tributes
- Date of death: September 6, 2020
- Age: 23 year old
- Cause of death: stabbed to death
How did Jacob Billington die?
Jacob Billington, 23, who sadly lost his life in stabbings in Birmingham on Sunday, September 6, 2020.
Jacob Billington was just 23 when he was stabbed in Irving Street as he was out with school friends from Liverpool visiting one of their group who is studying in Birmingham. Another friend, also 23, was seriously injured and remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Jacob Billington Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page
Jacob’s family have spoken of their loss:
“Jacob was the light of our life and we have been devastated by his loss.
“He was a funny, caring and wonderful person who was loved by every single person he met. He lit up every room with his boundless energy and witty humour and the loss of such a special person will be felt by all who knew him for years to come.
“We ask that our privacy is respected during this difficult time.”
The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.
We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.
This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.
Jacob Billington tributes
Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.
Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.
Jonathan Swain wrote;
Terribly sad…an innocent young man enjoying a night out with friends and now his parents, family and friends are mourning the loss of “a funny, caring and wonderful person”
Terribly sad…an innocent young man enjoying a night out with friends and now his parents, family and friends are mourning the loss of “a funny, caring and wonderful person” #jacobbillington #Birmingham https://t.co/6kk1MDpWHC
— Jonathan Swain (@SwainITV) September 7, 2020
Jaki Graham wrote;
I’m very proud of my City & to be from Birmingham so it breaks my heart to know a family are now grieving for their son! My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Jacob Billington & to those also injured in the attack. I’m so sorry this has happened Broken heart xxx
I'm very proud of my City & to be from Birmingham so it breaks my heart to know a family are now grieving for their son! My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Jacob Billington & to those also injured in the attack. I'm so sorry this has happened 💔 xxx
— Jaki Graham (@Jaki_Graham) September 7, 2020
Chief Superintendent Steve Graham said:
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Jacob’s family and friends after receiving such shocking news, particularly for those who were sharing their night out with him. It’s utterly shocking that a friends’ reunion should end so brutally.
“Equally the families of the other victims have been left devastated by the events of Sunday morning and we are working hard to discover what led to the apparently random attacks. We have no suggestion that the motive was either racial, homophobic or gang-related.”
Detectives are still appealing for anyone with information or camera footage to contact them via Live Chat on our website west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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