A murder investigation has been launched after a 15-year-old, who was stabbed in 2015, died seven years later.
Tristan Holmes suffered a single stab wound in the car park of the former Mitre Hotel pub in Allenton on Sunday 13 December.
His liver was punctured which left him needing a transplant. Despite the initial surgery going well, five years on, his body rejected his first transplant.
He then needed two more operations to replace his liver.
Sadly, after the third operation, his family were informed that nothing more could be done to prolong his life.
Aged just 23, Tristan died on 26 June, 2022.
Although an investigation was launched at the time of the stabbing and a number of people were arrested, no charges were brought forward.
“Tristan was killed that day in 2015 – it was only the work of the medical teams that meant he survived for so long,” Detective Chief Inspector of Derbyshire Constabulary, Greg McGill, said.
“The last year of his life was spent in the full knowledge that he would soon die – something that no young man should ever have to face.
“The impact of that day on Tristan’s family and loved ones has been enormous, as you would expect, as they had to watch their son, brother and friend, slowly slip away from them.”
Even though CCTV managed to capture the incident taking place, the video was not 'good enough quality' to identify the individual.
“We don’t know the exact reason for the altercation but what we do know is that whoever committed that act is willing to arm themselves with a knife, in our city and use it without any thought of the consequences,” McGill added.
“People like this trade on the fear of their reputation but they have absolutely no place in our community, and I would urge anyone who may have information that can help our investigation to come forward.”
Tristan's father, Paul Livingstone, said: "I am just hoping he will be brought to justice eventually.
"We are talking about my child that has been taken."
LADbible has contacted Derbyshire Constabulary for additional comment.
If you have information that can help police with the investigation then you can contact the force using any of the below methods, quoting Operation Mirror:
- Website – use the online contact form
- Facebook – send a private message to the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page
- Twitter – direct message to the contact centre via @DerPolContact
- Phone – call on 101
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.Featured Image Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary