Evo-Stik League club Stourbridge have paid tribute to former youth team player Ryan Passey after he was stabbed to death on Saturday night.

The Glassboys released a statement describing themselves as “shocked and saddened” at the news.

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The Glassboys statement read “We have been shocked and greatly saddened to learn of the death of our former youth team player Ryan Passey in tragic circumstances last night.

Ryan played in midfield for the club’s youth team under the management of Dave King and was a popular member of the 2010-11 treble winning side that won the league title, the MFYL League Cup and the Worcestershire County Youth Cup. He has also played for Team Dudley.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

RIP Ryan”

Another of Passey’s former clubs paid tribute, with Team Dudley saying “Everyone at Team Dudley is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Ryan Passey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this time. R.I.P Ryan!”

West Midlands Police are still investigating the incident and are asking that any people with information to ring Det Chief Insp Edward Foster on 101 ext 963 3202, quoting log 149 of 6 August.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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