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08 December 2020 20:34

ITV Mark Labbett The Chase

Final moments of man, 21, stabbed to death by thugs high on laughing gas

Shocking video has been released of a young man's final moments as he was set upon by thugs – as one pulled out a knife and stabbed him. West Midlands Police have released CCTV footage showing his final moments – with the permission of Jack's family who want people to see the horrific realities of knife crime. Releasing the footage, West Midlands Police said Jack's family wanted to show people the reality of knife crime. Nile Bennett, 22, of Court Lane, Erdington, was found guilty of manslaughter and violent disorder and was sentenced to nine and a half years. At the end of the video – which also shows officers arresting Blake – police pledged to help young people, parents and teachers who need advice on knife crime or want to report it.

Chilling footage shows the final moments of a popular student who was knifed to death in a random attack by a gang who then walked away inhaling balloons filled with laughing gas. Witnesses described the bravery and valour Jack showed in trying to defend himself from the gang, but he was fatally stabbed in the stomach and later died in hospital. His family have now released CCTV footage of the attack, saying they want 'everyone to see the impact knife crime can have'. Yesterday 21-year-old Tyrall Blake was jailed for life after being convicted of Jack's murder. Accomplices Nile Bennett, 23, Connor Moore, 20, and 21-year-old Regan Watters were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for a total of almost 30 years.

Popular student Jack Donoghue, 21, was stabbed in the stomach shortly after leaving a nightclub in Solihull in November last year Chilling CCTV shows Jack's final moments as he was surrounded and attacked by the four cowardly thugs, who have now been jailed for 51 years. Jack's family asked West Midlands Police to release the footage to highlight the impact of knife crime. Shocking footage shows Jack stumbling after his attackers and holding his shirt up after he was fatally stabbed last year Footage showed the moment Tyrall Blake stabbed Jack Donoghue (circled), while accomplices rained down punches on the student Speaking about the release of the video, they said: 'Although it is painful to watch what happened to Jack in the CCTV we feel it is important for everyone to see the impact knife crime can have.' The night of violence on November 30 last year unfolded as members of the four-strong gang were seen on CCTV targeting victims as they were leaving night spots to travel home. Blake was seen walking along Solihull's streets carrying a balloon filled with nitrous oxide, moments after fatally stabbing a beloved 21-year-old student Jack Donoghue's heartbroken family (left to right, sister Eleanor next to parents Ann and David) have asked police to share shocking footage of the popular student's murder. They said: ''Although it is painful to watch what happened to Jack in the CCTV we feel it is important for everyone to see the impact knife crime can have' DI Jim Mahon, who led the investigation, said: 'This was an appalling, senseless attack on an innocent young man just trying to enjoy a night out in Solihull with friends.

FOUR men have been jailed for 'an appalling and senseless attack' that left Jack Donoghue dying from a stab wound in Solihull High Street. Jack was stabbed once near the stomach by Tyrall Blake after the killer and his cowardly friends ganged up on the 21-year-old. A video released by West Midlands Police with the support of Jack's family shows brave Jack trying to fight off the thugs and walking after them as they tried fleeing the scene. Accomplices Nile Bennett, 23, Connor Moore, 20, and Regan Watters 21, were convicted of manslaughter and collectively jailed for almost 30 years. Speaking about the release of the video, which is on the West Midlands Police website, Jack's family said: "Although it is painful to watch what happened to Jack we feel it is important for everyone to see the impact knife crime can have." Blake, 21, of no fixed address, was also convicted of violent disorder, assault with intent to rob and possession of a knife.

Moore, from Weston Road, Lichfield, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years having admitted manslaughter and violent disorder. Watters, from Kitts Green Road in Birmingham, was jailed for 11 years having admitted manslaughter, assault with intent to rob and violent disorder. DI Jim Mahon, who led the investigation, said: "This was an appalling, senseless attack on an innocent young man just trying to enjoy a night out in Solihull with friends. Birmingham University student Jack Donoghue, 21, was stabbed to death outside a nightclub by a gang of thugs who were "out looking for trouble". 8 Jack Donoghue bravely defended himself against a gang of four thugs who randomly attacked him Credit: West Midlands Police 8 Jack's family asked police to release the harrowing footage to warn young people of the dangers of carrying a knife Credit: SWNS:South West News Service Shocking footage captured the moment the yobs surrounded Jack before attacking him as he left Popworld in Solihull, West Midlands, on November 30 last year. Jack's family asked West Midlands Police to release the footage to warn young people of the consequences of carrying a knife after their son's killers were jailed for 51 years. In a statement, Jack's family said: "Although it is painful to watch what happened to Jack in the CCTV we feel it is important for everyone to see the impact knife crime can have." The video then shows the harrowing moment knifeman Tyrall Blake, 21, stabs Jack in the chest. 8 Tyrall Blake was caged for a minimum of 23 years after he was found guilty of murder Credit: SWNS:South West News Service 8 Jack bravely tried to defend himself after he was attacked Credit: SWNS:South West News Service 8 Tyrall Blake was later arrested for the heartless killing Credit: SWNS:South West News Service 8 Connor Moore was jailed for seven and a half years for manslaughter and violent disorder Credit: SWNS:South West News Service Tyrall Blake, of no fixed address, will be locked up for a minimum of 23 years for the "wholly unjustified" attack, after he was found guilty of murder and assault with intent to rob. Regan Watters, 21, of Stechford, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, assault with intent to rob and violent disorder and was jailed for 11 years. Nile Bennett, 23, of Erdington, Birmingham, was caged for nine-and-a-half years and Connor Moore, 20, of Lichfield, Staffs., for seven-and-a-half years, after both were found guilty of manslaughter and violent disorder. Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, of West Midlands Police, said: "This was an appalling, senseless attack on an innocent young man just trying to enjoy a night out in Solihull with friends. 8 Regan Watters pleaded guilty to manslaughter, assault with intent to rob and violent disorder Credit: SWNS:South West News Service 8 Nile Bennett was caged for nine and a half years Credit: SWNS:South West News Service The family of a 21-year-old man stabbed to death during an 'appalling, senseless attack' during a night out have released 'painful' footage of his final moments as a warning about the impact of knife crime. The shocking video shows Mr Donoghue trying to fight off the gang before he is stabbed and his attackers flee. Accomplices Nile Bennett, 23, Connor Moore, 20 and 21-year-old Regan Watters were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for a combined 28 years. Speaking about the release of the video, Mr Donoghue's family said: 'Although it is painful to watch what happened to Jack in the CCTV we feel it is important for everyone to see the impact knife crime can have.' Jack Donoghue was knifed in the stomach near Popworld in Solihull town centre last November (Picture: PA) Tyrall Blake was convicted of murder and jailed for life (Picture: SWNS) As well as murder, Blake, of no fixed address, was convicted of violent disorder, assault with intent to rob and possession of a knife. Regan Watters admitted manslaughter, assault with intent to rob and violent disorder (Picture: SWNS) Bennett, of Erdington, was jailed for nine-and-a-half years after being cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter and violent disorder in connection with the incident.