Fresh tributes have been laid at the site where a Northampton father of two was ‘brutally’ stabbed to death near the town centre.
Jon Casey was fatally wounded in front of the Lazeez Indian restaurant on Barrack Road in Northampton at around 5.30pm on Friday, January 16.
He died in Northampton General Hospital one hour after he had been found, prompting police to launch a murder investigation.
It is believed Mr Casey may had been involved in an altercation with two black men before he was found in Barrack Road.
A police spokeswoman said investigating officers were still appealing for witnesses to the attack.
Northamptonshire Police has made five arrests in the Jon Casey murder investigation but nobody has been charged with any offence.
This week, a fresh set of floral tributes, more than 30 in total, have been tied to a set of railings at the site of his murder.
Among the poignant tributes, flowers spell out ‘Our Jonboy’ and ‘Hermano’ in relation to the dad-of-two’s nicknames.
A message from his two children reads: “I wish that we had our daddy back and we miss you a lot.”
Another from his parents reads, “Jon Boy my darling, I will miss you forever.”
And one addressed from ‘Amanda’ reads: “This is not goodbye, it’s until I see you again.”
Others referred to Mr Casey as a ‘beautiful’ and funny person.
As the altercation spilled out onto the road, it is believed a number of cars had to swerve out of the way close to the old Royal Mail sorting office.
Officers would also like to speak to anyone who saw Mr Casey in the Semilong area at around 5pm on January.
Four people have been arrested and bailed in relation to the murder, but at this stage no one has been charged with the offence.
Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.