The parents of a teenager who was knocked down and dragged by the underside of a vehicle for almost a mile spoke yesterday of their devastation at his death.
Scott Poll, of Wednesbury, Sandwell, was killed after he tried to flag down a taxi in West Bromwich following a night out.
His parents, Arthur and Sharon Poll, said they had been overwhelmed by the response to his death and thanked people for their support.
In a statement released through West Midlands Police, Mr and Mrs Poll said: "The loss of Scott has left our family devastated but we are proud of how our other children are coping at this desolate time and the bravery that they have shown.
"We have been overwhelmed by the response and support of family, friends, neighbours and people we have never met in paying their respects to Scott."
A one-minute silence was held at West Bromwich Albion football ground, where Scott had worked since the age of 14, on Saturday.
Mr and Mrs Poll said they attended the game at the request of colleagues of Scott's at the stadium.
They said: "We wish to thank everyone in the crowd for the respect shown during the minute's silence and thanks to all staff at the Baggies for making the day so special. It is something Scott would have been so proud of."
A cab driver appeared in court last week charged with the manslaughter of Scott.
Father-of-six Ghulan Hussain (44), of West Bromwich, was remanded in custody until a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on May 26.
The accident happened in the early hours of Sunday February 26 as Scott walked home from the pub in Hollyhedge Road.