First pictures of schoolboy, 13, and mum stabbed to death at home as dad fights for his life


Pierce Wilkinson was fatally wounded in the horrific incident alongside his mum Tracey, while dad Peter is being treated for chest and back injuries in hospital

These are the first pictures of a 13-year-old boy and his mum who were stabbed to death in their family home.

Schoolboy Pierce Wilkinson was found in cardiac arrest after suffering stab wounds in the horrific incident.

His mum Tracey, 50, was also killed and dad Peter, 47, is fighting for his life in hospital.

The alleged knifeman fled the scene in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in a stolen Land Rover that crashed several streets away.

Pierce was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital but sadly died from his injuries.

The three family members were found with stab wounds at their home at 8am today.

The Land Rover was intercepted by police half an hour later and a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of murder and wounding.

Pictures show the Land Rover severely smashed up after seemingly ploughing into a garden wall.

Mr Wilkinson runs Hill and Smith, a firm that manufactures safety barriers.

He remains in hospital with stab wounds to his chest and back.

Neighbours said the couple, who also have a daughter who is away at university, were a “nice normal family”.

A resident, who did not want to be named, added: “Peter and Tracey have lived there for about seven or eight years.

“They’ve got a son who is 13 and a daughter who is in her first year at Bristol University.

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“We know them to talk to and say hello to. We would see Peter walking his greyhound along the road and he would always stop to talk.

“They were a nice, normal family. They were lovely.

“We used to go to the same pub as them up the road and they were very friendly.”

West Midlands Police said in a statement: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a woman and her teenage son to death – and seriously injuring her husband – during a knife attack at their Dudley home.

“Police and ambulance were called to the property in Greyhound Lane, Norton, just after 8am where a man, woman and a boy were found with serious stab wounds.

“There was nothing that could be done to save the woman, understood to be in her 50s, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The woman’s 13-year-old son suffered critical stab injuries and was later pronounced dead in hospital. Her husband remains in hospital with stab wounds to his chest and back.

“A Land Rover stolen from outside the home was intercepted by police at around 8.30am in Norton Road and a man in his 20s arrested.

“He is currently in police custody and will later be questioned on suspicion of murder and wounding.”

Dudley Police Superintendent Lee Kendrick added: “What has unfolded here this morning is horrific and heart-breaking.

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Police and ambulance were confronted with an awful scene: a man, woman and boy all with very serious stab injuries.

“The woman and boy were found in the house and the man in the garden.

“Tragically there was nothing that could be done to save the woman – and her son later died in hospital from his injuries.

“Our hearts go out to the victims’ family and friends at this devastating news.

“Clearly our investigation is at a very early stage but we understand the suspect was known to the family and may have been living at the address – although he is not a family relative.

“We don’t think this was a burglary or a robbery.

“Our investigation is progressing at pace and we are working to understand exactly what the relationship was between the man and the family.

“At this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.”

Superintendent Lee Kendrick, left, and West Midlands Ambulance Service assistant chief officer Steve Wheaton address the media (Photo: PA)

Steve Wheaton, from West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “We were confronted with an horrific scene, which involved three people with very serious injuries.

“Unfortunately, the female at the premises, we were unable to save and she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“The boy also had very serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest at the scene. He was treated very quickly and taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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“Sadly, despite the best efforts of the staff at the scene and at the hospital, he was pronounced dead.

“The third man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, with multiple stab wounds, where I understand he remains in a very serious but stable condition.”

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101.