'Dedicated' dad stabbed to death on tram in front of screaming passengers is pictured as heartbroken family pay tribute | The Sun

TRIBUTES have been paid to a "dedicated" dad who was stabbed to death on a tram in front of screaming passengers.

Kyle Knowles, 32, was knifed on board as the vehicle approached Highbury Vale tram stop in Nottingham.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested following the horror on Monday morning.

Kyle's devastated family have now paid tribute in an emotional statement.

They said: "A dedicated father and chef with a loving soul and cheeky character, who was yet to find his place on this Earth.

"You’ve now returned to the place where stardust is made, reunited with friends you once lost.

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"Left behind is a loving mother, father, three brothers and your children, who all love you very much, and will see you again one day.

"Until then, set the table and pour the drinks."

The horror unfolded at around 11.10am on Monday when Kyle was knifed in front of passengers.

One resident who spoke to a passenger on the tram told The Sun: "She said everyone started screaming, saying there is someone with a knife, and everyone started screaming and ran to the back of the tram.

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"One boy grabbed the knife off him and turned it on him.

"Security needs to be on the trams. The lady said she felt trapped. How did they get on there with a knife?"

The suspect was taken to hospital with injuries to his hands and will be moved to police custody when he is released.

Nottingham Police confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the tragedy.

Detective Chief Inspector Clare Dean, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would firstly like to say that our thoughts are very much with all of Mr Knowles’ family and friends at what is an incredibly difficult time for everyone who knew him.

“What happened on Monday we know has caused concern among the community, but I want to reassure people we have a team of highly skilled detectives working extremely hard to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident.

“This incident took place on a tram with other passengers and staff onboard and we know what people witnessed on Monday will have affected them – which is why we want to make people aware of the Notts Victim CARE system where you can speak to a trained professional for emotional support.

“I also want to reassure people that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

“This remains an ongoing investigation that is moving at speed, but I still want to urge anyone with any information, especially mobile phone footage, to come forward.

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"Any piece of information or footage you give us, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be vital in helping us with our inquiries.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting incident number 274 of 26 June.

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