THE parents of tragic teenager Connor Tremble have tonight decsribed how his death has ripped their hearts to pieces as detectives won more time to quiz a man about his murder.
Connor, 17, died yesterday after being stabbed at his flat in Fairacres Road in Iffley Fields, Oxford, on Thursday.
Both his parents appealed for people with information about Connor’s death to come forward.
Connor’s mother Lisa Tremble said: “Connor was a much-loved son, big brother, nephew and grandson.
“His death has ripped my heart into pieces and I feel I have been robbed of something priceless.
“I want justice for Connor and to appeal for anybody with information regarding his death to come forward.
“I urge you to think about the value and delicacy of life.
“I respectfully request that my family is given time to grieve on our own.”
His father Martin Smith said: “Connor was a charming, happy-go-lucky boy, a dearly loved son, big brother and grandson and he will hold a place in my heart until the day that I die.
“Wherever he is, may he have found peace and comfort. He will be greatly missed.
“If anyone has any information which can help the investigation, please speak to the police.”
Today detectives were granted more time to question a man on suspicion of murder.
The 20-year-old, from Banbury - who was arrested in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, on Friday - is being held in police custody on suspicion of murder in connection with an attack at a flat in Fairacres Road, Iffley Fields, Oxford, on Thursday.
A post-mortem examination took place today at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, conducted by a Home Office pathologist, but has not established a cause of death and further tests will be carried out.
Police officers attended Banbury Magistrates’ Court earlier today and have been granted an additional 36-hour custody extension.
This will allow the man in custody to be held until Tuesday morning.
A 21-year-old man from Birmingham arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released with no further action.
Anyone with information can call Thames Valley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonoymously on 0800 555111.