Tom Kirwan’s mum makes emotional birthday appeal in hunt for stabbed son’s killer
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Tom Kirwan’s mum makes emotional birthday appeal in hunt for stabbed son’s killer

THE MOTHER of a young man murdered in Wolverhampton six years ago has appealed for information in the hunt for his killer.

Tom Kirwan, who would have turned 29 today, was stabbed in the back and the heart during an altercation outside the former Uberra nightclub on July 8, 2012.

A reward of £20,000, jointly funded by Crimestoppers and Tom’s family, has now been offered in return for information that leads to the conviction of his killer.

Tom’s mother Emer Kirwan today pleaded for anyone with information to “do the right thing” and come forward.

“Tom would have been 29 today, married with children, celebrating his birthday,” she said.

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'Why are you letting his killer get away with this?'

“Six years ago after a night out, my son was stabbed, twice in the back and once through his heart.

“It was a brutal and mindless attack which has taken a kind, beautiful and loving son away from me.

"Someone knows who murdered my son that morning. Why are you letting his killer get away with this?

“Life is such a precious gift and it shouldn’t be taken in this way.

"I am pleading – do the right thing and come forward with whatever information you may have, it’ll be strictly confidential.”

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On the night of Tom’s death, a disagreement broke out between two groups of people outside the former Uberra nightclub in Wolverhampton.

After a further group arrived in vehicles and joined in the disorder, 23-year-old Tom was stabbed and collapsed.

An ambulance was flagged down and Tom was taken to hospital, where he later died.

A friend of Tom’s who was also stabbed that night survived, but is still unable to remember the incident in full.

Information given to Crimestoppers may be eligible for a reward.

Call them on 0800 555 111 or use their online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org