Tributes paid to 30-year-old man who died after suffering stab wound in Cambourne incident

PUBLISHED: 08:25 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:34 31 October 2017

Chris West

Chris West

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The family of a man who died after being stabbed outside a pub in Cambourne have paid tribute to his “big and unique personality”.

Chris West, 30, from Cambourne, suffered a stab wound to the heart in an incident which took place outside the Monkfield Arms, in Monkfield Lane, at about 12.35am on Saturday.

A second man, aged 26, was also stabbed in the incident and was initially taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, with life-threatening injuries. He was later transferred to Papworth Hospital and is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days.

In a statement, Mr West’s family said: “Anyone who knew Chris knows exactly what should be written here.

“No amount of words would ever describe the loss of such a big and unique personality, whose immeasurable love for his wife, family and friends leaves us all with the most treasured memories.

“As difficult as this tragic time is we would like to thank everyone for their kinds words and support, and also ask for privacy through this difficult time.”

A post mortem which was carried out on Monday by Dr Ginni Fitzpatrick-Swallow revealed Mr West died as a result of a stab wound to the heart.

Kai Nazir, 19, of The Crescent, in St Neots, appeared before a judge at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday where his case was adjourned for a plea and trial preparation hearing, scheduled to take place on November 28. No application for bail was made and Nazir was remanded in custody.

A provisional trial date has been set for April 30, next year, subject to plea.

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