Memorial bricks to be cemented into St Andrews stadium in lasting tribute to Arthur

Two memorial bricks will be cemented into St Andrews stadium in a lasting tribute to Arthur

<p>An LED board inside the stadium shows a photo of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes as fans hold a minutes applause in his memory during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)</p>

An LED board inside the stadium shows a photo of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes as fans hold a minutes applause in his memory during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Two memorial bricks will be cemented into Birmingham City’s St Andrews stadium in a lasting tribute to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

The bricks are due to be installed this week, and Blues are set to permanently honour the life of Arthur with a number of other significant plans which are set to be confirmed later this week.

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Six-year-old football fan Arthur died at the hands of his cruel step-mother and father.

His stepmother Emma Tustin has been jailed for life - with a minimum of 29 years - after she was found guilty of murder on Friday, 3 December.

His father, Thomas Hughes has been jailed for 21 years after being convicted of his son’s manslaughter.

Little Arthur grew up supporting Birmingham City, and the club paid their respects to him during the game against Millwall at The Den in South London on Saturday (4 December).

Birmingham City’s players wore ‘Arthur We Love You’ t-shirts before the game - and during the match play was stopped in the sixth minute so the players could join the fans and also take part in the minute’s applause while Arthur’s photo was shown on the big screen.

Plans are also in place for a flag of remembrance to be installed in the lower Kop of St Andrews for the fixture against Cardiff City this weekend (11 December), with a minute’s applause again to be held in the game’s sixth minute and accompanied by a message displayed on the ground’s big screen.

And the club confirmed that there are also a number of other significant plans that will permanently honour Arthur’s life and are set to be revealed later this week.

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