The family of a teenager who was killed in Hastings Street say they are “shocked and saddened” by his “pointless death”.
Micah Urquhart, 19, of Hastings Street, died from a stab wound to the heart and was found by a member of the public at 12.40am on Friday.
Police attended the scene and administered first aid before being joined by members of the Ambulance Service but Micah died at the scene.
A spokesperson for Micah’s family sad: “As a family we were shocked and saddened to learn the awful news that Micah had been killed in the early hours of Friday,
“We are desperately trying to come to terms with the fact that his young life has been cut short in such a brutal manner. This pointless death has left us numb and at this time we would ask that our family be left in peace to grieve and be given the time and privacy needed to process this tragic event.
“Micah was a well known and well loved boy who will be desperately missed.”
Micah was born in Luton and grew up in Hitchin and Stevenage where he attended John Henry Newman School and had a large group of friends.
He was a keen footballer and a lover of music which he studied after school.
The family said: “Micah was full of humour and very affectionate to all who knew him. Micah came from an extended family, he was a son, brother, uncle and nephew loved and cared for by all of his close relatives of which there were many. We would greatly appreciate anyone coming forward with information that may help the police with their enquiries.”