Over 1000 People Turn Up To “Dae John Reid’s” Vigil In Birmingham


The emotional Vigil was peaceful and was a outlet for the community to show how they felt about this brutal murder.

Songs are Sung in the peaceful march

The family is understandably mourning the loss of their 14 year old child who had his whole life ahead of him.

People came from far and wide to pay respects to Dae John Reid

The vigil was organised by Shine A Light” , The family and community leaders.

The teenager was stabbed to death on College Road in Kingstanding on the 31st May 2021.

The Vigil

Support for the Family

Members of the London based activism group “Forever Family” were present in solidarity with the family.

The Vigil was attended by Dea-John’s mother Joan Morris and his brother Kirk Bryan

Tributes paid to Dae John

Saying Goodbye

His family and close relatives gathered with hundreds of people from across the city.

The senseless murder has united many in condemnation of the actions that has resulted in 5 people charged with murder .

Family Message in Speech

“We want everybody to come together, all races, everybody to come together and stand in solidarity so we can start having these conversations (about knife crime)”.

The community say goodbye

Desmond Jadoo Speech

“Last year we were taking a knee, this year we’re gonna stand tall in the fight against racism and knife crime.

There is a plight of our young people being unfairly excluded from schools

When we give birth to our children, we don’t want no passageway to a cemetery.”

Balloon Tributes

Dozens of decorated Balloons were released into the air at the emotional event


This story has effected the city so much

Tributes were paid also with balloons and as they ascended to then Heavens,the large crowds repeatedly screamed passionately his name.

“Dae John..Dae John..Dae John”

Balloons released

Candlelight “Shine a Light”

The Shrine shines for Dae John

Wiley Pays Respects To Dae John

The Grime Mc Known as The “Godfather of Grime” Wiley was In Birmingham today and came to the scene of the murder.

He paid respects and this moving video we posted to our socials has gone viral.

The veteran artist himself having been the victim of knife crime 3 times in his life

This left him with a scar on his face and he discussed this in his Vlad Tv interview.



Crowds Walking through Kingstanding

Further Charges in Murder

West Midlands police have charged two more teenagers with Dae Johns murder

This takes the total charged to five.

A 14-year-old boy from Wolverhampton and 16-year-old from Great Barr have been remanded in custody

They are due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (7 June).

Another 14-year-old boy and two men – aged 35 and 38 – have already been at court and been further remanded.

The adults charged with his murder are George Khan and Michael Shields.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Mobberley, from our homicide team, said:

“This has been a fast-paced investigation where officers have worked diligently

“We quickly identified those suspected of being involved in Dea-John’s murder”

Dae John Reid 14

What we know so far

The police confirmed reports of “racial slurs” aimed at Dae John before his murder.

  1. “Racial Slurs” Were Used Before 14yr Old Dea -John Reid Was S•abbed In Birmingham Murder
  2. He was chased down College Road by Several adults and atleast 3 teens.

https://youtu.be/Uln7RZ1KYSkYouTube Coverage

The Murder Scene


According to The Sun newspaper they said they understand police were supposed to arrange a meeting with Deajohn the day after last Wednesday’s Murder.

West Midlands Police says it has referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct

This is because of previous engagement with the victim.

“As part of the investigation, officers are looking at previous incidents involving the victim and we have voluntarily referred the case to the IOPC.”

We are United

Social Media Threats

Police Statement about Vigil Threats

“We don’t want another Mother to lose her Child”

Family spokesperson reads mothers statement

Rest in Peace Dae John Reid

Dae John


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