The mum and dad of a 15-year-old boy stabbed to death on Friday night say they have lost their “gentle giant” and that they want justice.
The mum and dad of a 15-year-old boy stabbed to death on Friday night say they have lost their “gentle giant” and that they want justice.

Family wants revenge after 15-year-old boy’s stabbing death

A family has been torn apart after an unprovoked attack saw a "beautiful" 15-year-old boy stabbed to death.

Angus Beaumont was walking home from McDonald's at Redcliffe about 8pm on Friday with two other boys and a girl, when they were set upon by a group of three males outside the Redcliffe Museum.

The trio attacked the group, with Angus suffering a fatal knife wound to his chest.

He died in hospital a short time later, police said.

Angus Beaumont was stabbed after visiting McDonald’s at Redcliffe on Friday night. Picture: Supplied
Angus Beaumont was stabbed after visiting McDonald’s at Redcliffe on Friday night. Picture: Supplied

The killers were seen fleeing the scene, with one running off on his own and the other two doubling on a bicycle. They were captured on CCTV.

In a statement, Angus's parents, Michelle and Ben Beaumont, told The Sunday Mail they can never say goodbye to their son.

"He was a beautiful young smart boy with a loving nature, 6 foot 4 inches and gentle," they said.

"(He) always thought of his family and was a wonderful human. We still can't believe our little boy has been taken from us."

The family said they wanted "justice" for what happened and "revenge" for their "best mate".

"Words can't express the feelings we have. We don't wish this on anybody and only now have memories," the statement read.

"Angus Richard Beaumont - We love you so much and will always cherish our time together. Love Mum and Dad."

A mourner at the scene of the stabbing that took Angus Beaumont’s life. Picture: Annette Dew
A mourner at the scene of the stabbing that took Angus Beaumont’s life. Picture: Annette Dew

The crime took place near a popular skatepark behind the Redcliffe Museum. 

Teenagers gathered at the site yesterday to pay their respects.

Messages of love were shared around Redcliffe and on social media yesterday for a boy who was "taken too soon".

One family left flowers and a note next to the spot where Angus was killed. 

"Your family and friends will miss you dearly," the note said.

Police investigating the fatal attack overnight. Picture: 9 News Queensland.
Police investigating the fatal attack overnight. Picture: 9 News Queensland.

Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Hogan said the crime appeared to be an unprovoked attack.

Police suspect the killers are known in Redcliffe.

"It's very difficult to understand what the motivation is. It would appear it's unprovoked," Senior Sergeant Hogan said.

"Obviously the family is devastated. They've lost their 15-year-old son. I think it would be a reasonable assumption that (the culprits) are known in the Redcliffe area."

The murder weapon was still to be found on Saturday and police have called on anyone with dashcam footage of Anzac Ave and Oxley Ave between 7pm and 9pm on Friday to call them.

A tribute on Anzac Ave at Redcliffe. Picture: Annette Dew
A tribute on Anzac Ave at Redcliffe. Picture: Annette Dew