Stabbed man had 'heart of gold', his family says

Lloyd Donkin. A young man with short dark hair smiles
Lloyd Donkin's family said their lives were "shattered" by his death [Cleveland Police]

A man who died after being stabbed had a "heart of gold", his family have said.

Lloyd Donkin died in hospital after being seriously injured in Stockton on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old's family said he would "never be forgotten" and they would "never be the same without him".

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday.

He has been remanded in custody.

In a tribute released through Cleveland Police, Mr Donkin's family said: "Lloyd’s life was stolen, our lives are shattered.

"The family can only keep the beauty of him, his heart of gold, cheeky humour and love, within our hearts now."

Police were called to the town's Wrensfield Road at about 18:40 BST following reports of a stabbing.

Mr Donkin suffered serious injuries and died in hospital a short time later.

Officers are expected to remain in the area over the coming days as the investigation continued.

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