Family Tribute To The Man Found Dead At Birmingham Tram Stop

1 April 2017, 08:18 | Updated: 4 April 2017, 19:47

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Officers were called to the Benson Road platform in Winson Green on Friday after a man was stabbed.

Officers say they believe that 57 year old Anthony Banting from Sparkhill was murdered by a stranger in a random attack.

He was stabbed multiple times after getting off a tram at Soho Benson Road, at around 4.40pm on 31 March.

The dad of four, known as Tony, was murdered as he made his way to meet one of his sons in a nearby pub.

His sons have paid tribute to the grandad of two and are urging anyone with information about his death to come forward:

“Dad was a simple man with simple pleasures, and loved nothing more than spending time with his boys. He enjoyed crown green bowling, national hunt racing and he regularly travelled to enjoy the sunshine.''

“He was loved by many and this incident will never leave us. We would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward immediately. We would also like to ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time.”