Uncle charged with Jasmine Forrester’s murder

The uncle of an 11-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed has been charged with her murder.

Jasmine Forrester was found seriously injured at a house on Kent Road, in Wolverhampton on Friday.

She later died in hospital with her family by her side.

West Midlands Police have charged her 51-year-old uncle Delroy Forrester with her murder.

He has been in hospital, receiving treatment for a cut hand.

Police say they are not seeking anyone else in connection with the stabbing, but added “if anyone has information please get in contact with us”.

Police presence in Kent Road, Wolverhampton after an 11 year old girl was stabbed and left with serious injuries. Picture by: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

Image: Police presence in Kent Road, Wolverhampton after attending the scene

Detective Inspector Ian Wilkins said: “We are continuing to support Jasmine’s family at this truly tragic time.

“The family have asked for privacy and we really hope everyone can respect that wish.”

Officers were called to the scene on Kent Road shortly before 1am after a neighbour heard a disturbance and found Jasmine with multiple injuries, including one to the head.

A woman in her 80s also suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder during the incident.

Jasmine’s post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death is expected to be held on Sunday.

Jasmine Forrester

Image: Jasmine Forrester

Jasmine’s father Simeon Forrester said: “This is a hugely tragic time for our family and the loss we feel is unexplainable. We are utterly devastated.

“Jasmine was a shining star and a huge part of us. We would really like to be left alone at this time while we come to terms with what has happened.”

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Delroy Forrester is due to appear before magistrates on Monday.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting log 77 of 9 February.