Hinckley deaths: Two minute’s silence and vigil held

A two minute silence and vigil was held to remember the two children found dead at their Hinckley home along with their father last week.

Youngsters from Hinckley Rugby Football Club and Hinckley AFC remembered their fellow players Adam Stokes (11) and his brother Matthew (5) with a two minute silence.

Police found the boys bodies at the house in Hinckley early on Wednesday morning after being called to a disturbance.

Their father David Stokes, 43, was found dead from a stab wound. The children’s mother, Sally Stokes, was injured at the house and taken to hospital.

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A vigil was also held for the family on Friday. Around 300 residents took part in the vigil to remember the boys and their father.

The Rt Rev John Whittaker who lead the service took the opportunity to thank those who had been involved in the incident, from the emergency services, funeral directors and the wider community.

The local community has raised more than £3000 in less than a week in memory of the boys. The money will be used to fund a memorial in honour of the two boys.