The family of murder victim Jon Casey have said they have been left “truly heartbroken” by his “cruel” death that has deprived his young daughter from ever knowing her father.
In a family statement released today Mr Casey, known as Jon Boy has been described as the kind of person that could “brighten your day in a second with his humour, wit and fun nature.”
The statement reads: “Words cannot express the feeling of sadness and loss in our family at this time.
“Jon Boy, as he was always known to us, was a kind and caring son, partner, brother and a loving father to his two girls, one of which will now grow up never knowing her daddy and how proud of them both he was.
“Our Jon Boy was the kind of person that could brighten your day in a second, his humour, wit and fun nature were loved by so many.
“To have him taken from us in such a cruel way will leave a hole in our family that we will never be able to fill. Our hearts are truly broken.”
Mr Casey’s family said they were eternally gratefully to Kellie Harrison and her seven-year-old son Thomas who helped treat Mr Casey on Friday night.
The statement reads: “To the lady and her son, who helped Jon Boy and let him know he wasn’t alone, we will never be able to thank you both enough for your kindness and compassion.
“We would also like to thank the hospital staff who fought to save our Jon Boy’s life and save us all from this awful tragedy.
Additionally, we would like to thank Northamptonshire Police for their ongoing support and their continuing efforts to find justice for Jon Boy.”
The family have appealed for any witnesses to the attack on Mr Casey to come forward.
The statement reads: “In relation to the ongoing investigation we would urge anyone who has any information, regardless of how small you think it might be, to please contact the police, as any piece of information could be vital to the investigation and to help a family find the answers that we are desperately searching for.”