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

Chris West

Chris West - Credit: Archant

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.


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“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.

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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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