The family of Zelous Smythe have issued the following tribute to him.
“We have not just lost a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin or a friend, we have lost the most amazing person.
“Zelous could walk into a room and light it up without saying a word. He was a fun-loving and generous person with a zest for life.
“He would always help people and made sure that they did not go without. A kind heart that beats no longer.
“We have been robbed of Zelous’s life and are broken as a family. Another young life cut short by another human being.
“The sadness we feel over the death of Zelous will never leave us.
“I pray that everyone thinks about their decision when it comes to picking up a knife.
“As there is a ripple effect that spread through the heart of family and friends.”