REDHILL School has paid tribute to one of its pupils who died from stab wounds at his Stourbridge home on Thursday morning.

Pierce Wilkinson, aged 13, died after being stabbed at an attack in his home in Greyhound Lane, Norton.

His mother Tracey was also killed, while his father Peter is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

The Junction Road school called the year 8 pupil “loyal, caring and conscientious” following the “heartbreaking” news of his death.

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Redhill School's Chris McDrail, headteacher, and Stephen Dunster, executive headteacher. Pics by SWNS.

A statement published on the school’s website this morning reads: “Redhill School received yesterday the heartbreaking news of the death of Pierce Wilkinson, one of our Year 8 pupils.

“Pierce was a loyal, caring and conscientious pupil, who will be sadly missed by all members of our school community.

“He, always met everyone with a smile and was a kind and thoughtful young man.

“He was passionate about his football team, West Bromwich Albion and was devoted to his pet greyhound dog.

“He was a loving son and brother, our thoughts and prayers remain with his family, in particular his father Peter and his sister Lydia.

“Pupils and staff are in school today and are being offered professional help and counselling.

“We would like to thank everyone in the community for their offers of support and condolences.”