The mother of a Birmingham man stabbed to death in a street has appealed for help in tracing his killer.
Leonie Mellard described her 33-year-old son Patrick as “shy and lovely” and urged anyone with information to contact police.
Mr Mellard, a twin and one of seven children, was stabbed during a fight with another man at the junction of Balsall Heath Road and Clevedon Road in Balsall Heath, at 6.30pm on May 28.
Mrs Mellard, 66, said her son lived with her and rarely went out. He had been for a job interview on the day he was stabbed, she said.
“I know somebody out there must know something,” she added.
Mr Mellard’s brother, Cayvey, 41, said: “Patrick was a private person. He kept himself to himself. He was no trouble. Everyone in his family misses him.
“If there is anyone out there who knows anything, contact police.”
Detective Inspector Neil Corrigan, senior investigating officer, also appealed for anyone in the Balsall Heath Road area at the time of the killing to contact police.
He said: “We believe Patrick was talking to another male in this area when an argument or a fight broke out. Patrick is described as a quiet and unassuming person who kept himself to himself.
“We have no reason to suspect why anyone would attack Patrick in this manner.”
Officers will be in the area tomorrow between 5pm and 7pm, one week on from the murder.
The man seen fighting with Mr Mellard is described as black and aged between 20 and 30.