The family of Jay Fathers, who was murdered in an incident in Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, on New Years’ Day, have today (11/10) released the following tribute after his killer was sentenced at Luton Crown Court.
“Jay was a cheeky, happy, loyal and very funny young man.
“He had the kindest of hearts and always thought of others before himself.
“Jay loved his football, going to festivals, travelling, and most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.
“Jay was the most caring and loving son, brother and uncle that anyone could ever wish for.
“He showed us that night how brave and loyal he truly was by standing up to a coward who was bullying and intimidating and humiliating Jay and his friends.
“The first words said to Jay when he was born were that he was a little solider, and my God, he has lived up to that.
“Jay is our brave little solider, and we are so grateful to have raised such a beautiful, brave young man.
“We all share so many precious memories with our loving boy that we will hold close to our hearts forever.
“Jay’s name and his bravery will never be forgotten.
“We love you so very much, our sweet boy. Keep on shining up there, our beautiful angel.”