Tributes have been paid to a Dundee man who was murdered in Birmingham.
Charles McInally, 55, was found stabbed to death in a flat at Brewers Lane, in the Edgbaston area of the West Midlands city.
His funeral is due to take place at Dundee crematorium next Friday.
Mr McInally had lived in York for eight years while serving as a radio communications officer in the 11 Signal Regiment.
Chic as he was known by his family had only recently moved to Birmingham, after securing a new job. He was found with serious stab wounds on August 7 and pronounced dead at the scene.
A man has since been charged by West Midlands Police with his murder.
A statement released on behalf of Mr McInally’s relatives said: “Our family is deeply shocked and saddened at the untimely death of Chic. He had recently moved to Edgbaston, to a new job. He had informed the family he was enjoying his work and was living in a nice area.”
Mr McInally still has family in Dundee but they were too upset to speak. Some of his relatives live in the Menzieshill area and the local parish priest said Mr McInally is in the community’s thoughts.
Monsignor Kenneth McBride, of St Ninian’s Church, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this testing time.
“He has been, and will be, in our service prayers and our support is always available and our door is always open should his family need anything God bless.”
Troy Ktori, 27, of Shenstone Road, Edgbaston, has been charged with murdering Mr McInally by stabbing him to death.
Ktori was also charged with attempted wounding and actual bodily harm after a 30-year-old man at the property allegedly suffered slash wounds to his hand. Two other people have been charged with assisting an offender.
All three were arrested on August 13 at an address in Ledbury, Herefordshire, and charged the next day.
At the time of the incident, shocked witnesses spoke of seeing “a very heated row” and “a man crying uncontrollably” in the street. Another said: “You don’t expect something like this to happen here. It is just awful.”