The family of a much-loved dad of three who died after a machete attack have paid tribute.
Jordan O'Brien, 25, received a serious leg injury as a result of a machete attack in Scampton Way in Gainsborough on March 27th. He did not survive his injuries and died on April 1st.
In a statement, his family said: “Jordan was a much-loved son and was one of eight children. He was a devoted dad to his three children and cherished his Fiancée Darcie Mae. He had such a happy family life ahead of him. He did everything for his family.
“He was the life and soul of any party or family gathering he attended. Jordan loved dancing and loved to show off his moves. His continuous banter kept everyone smiling. He would light up a room.
“Jordan had a beautiful and kind heart. If anyone was ever down or needed anything he was the first person there for you.
“He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, whether it was with his partner and boys, or his mum and siblings.
“The loss of Jordan has left us all absolutely heart-broken. He has been taken from us in the cruellest of ways, something we will all struggle to come to terms with every day.
“We as a family witnessed the devastation of that night and some family members have sought professional support to help them come to terms with it. There are no words to describe it.
“We would like to thank our local community for all of their support; they helped set up a go fund me page while Jordan was in hospital. This meant so much to us as a family and gave us a shed of light in our darkest days. This money later helped my mum with the cost of Jordan’s funeral.
“A local boxing gym has also set up a charity boxing match in memory of Jordan to discourage people from using knives. The campaign was “put down the knives and pick up the gloves”
“As well as much support from the community, we would also like to thank our liaison officer Chris. That man is made of pure gold. He has supported us through it all, even coming to court every day. We are also very grateful to the police for their work which has led to a conviction.
“We as a family now have to try to rebuild our lives without Jordan, but he will never be far from our hearts. He is truly loved by all.”
Notes to editors: Kieron Walker, 23, of Larch Avenue, Auckley, Doncaster, has been found guilty of the murder of Jordan O’Brien.
The trial, which lasted more than two weeks, held at Lincoln Crown Court has today, Wednesday 2nd October concluded.
Walker is due to be sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on November 8th.
- Jordan's family have asked for the media to respect their privacy and not to contact them.
09 Oct 19 11:43 AM