Small Heath murder: family pay tribute to Shannon Stanley as man charged over fatal stabbing

Shannon’s family have paid tribute to their ‘much-loved daughter sister, niece and cousin’

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found with fatal knife wounds in Small Heath on Tuesday (10 May).

Shannon Stanley suffered stab injuries at the property in Mount Pleasant at 12.30am and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Her family have asked West Midlands Police to issue the following tribute to Shannon, aged 27, on their behalf.

Shannon Stanley

It reads: “Shannon was a much-loved daughter, sister, niece and cousin. She had many friends that also loved her dearly.

“She will be missed by us all and we ask as a family that we are allowed to grieve privately at this sad time.”

Police arrested Pablo Hoad, also aged 27, from an address near the scene at around 1am on Tuesday morning and he’s now been charged with murder.

Hoad remains in police custody and is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (12 May).

Neighbours living on the street reacted with horror to the murder on their doorstep and said they believed the property was used as student accommodation.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said: “There’s always people coming and going from that address.

“I think it might be used as student accommodation. I know the woman living there had only been there a year or two so she may have been a student too.

“It’s a pretty horrific thing to happen on your doorstep, we are a close-knit community so this has shocked everyone. Your heart goes out to the families involved.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said previously: “We were called at 12.19am in the early hours of Tuesday morning to reports of an incident at an address on Mount Pleasant in Small Heath, Birmingham.

“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended.

“Upon arrival we found a woman. She was assessed and had sustained life threatening injuries. She received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff.

“Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk quoting log number 78 of May 10.

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