Doncaster stabbings: Family tributes as cash pours in following pair's deaths

The sister of a teenager stabbed to death in Doncaster town centre has paid an emotional tribute as cash pours in for funeral funds set up for the victims of a knife attack which left two dead.

By Darren Burke
Sunday, 30th January 2022, 2:08 am

A third victim, an 18-year-old boy, is recovering after being taken to hospital with stab wounds.

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Money has begun pouring in following the deaths of Ryan Theobald and Janis Kozlovskis

The family of Janis have paid an emotional tribute, while cash is pouring into funeral funds set up for both of the pair in the wake of the tragedy in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Sister Russanda Kozlovska wrote: “I’ve just lost my little 17-year old brother to knife crime in my own home city of Doncaster.

“We’re all heartbroken - I've always seen things like this on the news but now it’s happen to my own family. My heart goes out to the other people who have lost there loved ones over knife crime.

“Janis went out on a Friday night in Doncaster. After their night out with his friends an altercation broke out and Janis and one of his friends Ryan Theobald has sadly passed away - he was only 21, both young lads with their whole life ahead of them – any help will go a long way.”

Another family member paid tribute to Janis, Loranda Grabovska wrote: “RIP cuz can’t believe u left u so early - hope ur life is better up there.

"We all love u lots and u will for ever be in our hearts, u was the best guy I knew and gave me the best memories and lessons in my life and supported me when I needed u.

" Didn’t deserve this – it’s hard to say your now gone but you will forever be in our hearts and ur name will never fade I wish you was here rn I will miss u so much Janis Kozlovskis.”

Meanwhile, a funeral fund has also been set up for Ryan.

Sharing the funding page, Alisha Samba wrote: “Ryan was loved by so many, he was such a funny, loving and kind hearted young lad.

"Ryan was on a night out on Friday night and ended up in a altercation which has ended up with him and his friend Janis losing their lives to knife crime.

“This heartbreaking tragedy has left his poor mum and sister absolutely heart broken.

“Let's raise some money to help give him the send off he deserves.

“Every penny will help.”

Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene while Janis died in hospital after being rushed there by ambulance.

You can donate to the appeal for Janis HERE while donations to the appeal for Ryan’s funeral can be made HERE