The family of a 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in Hackney today paid tribute to “our prince”.
Aspiring music producer Tashaun Jones, known as Dotz, was attacked by a gang in a park on Wednesday night. Medics battled to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene
Today, Tashaun’s devastated mother Michelle posted photos on Facebook with a caption reading: “Our prince”. His father Kevin added: “To our Prince, I love you.”
Tashaun, an Arsenal fan who was a music producer, had been a pupil at Hackney New School before being expelled last year, friends said.
“He got kicked out of school about a year ago and then he changed. We’d be going to school and would see him going the other way in a tracksuit.
“When kids get kicked out of school they think there isn’t any hope left for them and it just goes downhill.
“The only other kids they can spend time with have also been kicked out, it’s just a circle you can’t get out of.”