Tributes have been paid to young father-of-three Miciajah Brown who was stabbed to death following a night of violence in Cambridge.
The victim, known as Kyjah, was described as a funny guy and a proud father by those who knew him.
Detectives are linking a series of fights and confrontations across the city that came to a bloody end in a block of flats in Coronation Street, off Hills Road near the Catholic Church.
Police were called to Hanover Court at about 6.30am on Saturday and found Mr Brown with knife wounds.
He died later that day and a murder investigation was launched.
Mr Brown was 26 and went to school at Coleridge Community College before going on to study at Cambridge Regional College.
A 22-year-old friend, who went to Netherhall School and has known him for years, said he was popular and that everyone who knew him was shocked by his brutal death.
He said: "He was a really funny guy, a really honest person. With him it was 'what you see is what you get'. He always used to make people laugh but he could be serious too and he was a very, very proud father.
"We had a lot of banter. We used to joke with him about him looking like Rio Ferdinand."
A close friend, who worked in the city's nightlife scene, said he was "absolutely gobsmacked" to hear of the death.
He said: "Kyjah is from Cambridge and he is a family man. He is a really nice guy. I've known him since he was a kid and I'm just really upset about what happened."
Flowers were laid at the scene of the murder yesterday and a Facebook group called Stop Cambridge Knife Crime: In Memory of Kyjah Brown 1986-2012 was set up yesterday.
One person who knew him said: "Why is it the good ones that are loved so much go? Anyone would do anything to bring you back, Kyjah. You're in a good place now with the beautiful angels and you're going to be sadly missed by everyone."
Another said: "It feels like only yesterday we were jamming together at school."
Local radio station Rapture FM was also planning to host a tribute show last night to his memory.
Published in Cambridge News from Mar. 5 to Apr. 4, 2012