#parents | #teensvaping | Crowdfunder to help pay for funeral of teen stabbed to death in Leamington

A kind-hearted attempt to help support the family of a teenager killed in Leamington has been launched.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for funeral costs of Nasir Patrice, the 17-year-old who died after a stabbing in the town last week.

This comes as the investigation into this death continues.

Four men arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing which police believe is linked to the county lines drugs trade.

Nasir died at the scene on Tachbrook Road in Leamington after the knife attack on January 15.

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On GoFundMe, a crowdfunder has been launched towards Nasir’s funeral costs, while his parents grieve. The page is aiming for a £1,000 target.

“Rest peacefully nasir, sending and abundance of healing and strength to your family, my condolences x” one condolence message reads.

A second adds: “I pray you rest in peace lil cuz, I hope now that there’s no pain, that you’ll find happiness and peace, and in Gods will be the Lord”

Chief Superintendent Ben Smith from Warwickshire Police said: “Today marks one week since the tragic murder of Nasir Patrice and our thoughts continue to remain with Nasir’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in and around the Tachbrook Road area today as our officers conduct enquiries to try to identify further witnesses and offer reassurance to local residents.

“If you have any concerns or think you may have information that could help with our investigation, I would urge you to speak to one of our officers – any information you may have, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could really help with our investigation.

“We are still searching for a young black male who we believe may have been involved in this incident. He was last seen on Emscote Road in Warwick close to the junction with Fosberry Close at around 11.30am last Wednesday, a short time after the incident was reported, and he is believed to have sustained an injury to his leg.

“If you think you have seen this man or do see him, please get in touch.

“We are now in a position to confirm that one of our main lines of enquiry is that this incident was linked to county lines drug dealing which is a type of organised crime which can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, by drug gangs from bigger cities in order to sell drugs in smaller towns.

“This is a national issue faced by smaller counties such as Warwickshire, and tackling it while taking action against those believed to be involved in county lines remains a priority for Warwickshire Police.”

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