A MURAL has been painted to honour a much-loved Redditch musician who died last week following a stabbing.

A 22-year-old, named locally and on social media as musician Colton Bryan, died at his home in Guinness Close, Redditch on Wednesday night (July 15).

Heartbroken Redditch residents have been paying tribute to the "talented" saxophonist who has been described as “an amazing person and musician".

Redditch artist Jonas Zelinka, aged 31, painted a giant mural of the late musician, which features Colton playing his saxophone.

The art installation has been painted on the wall at the car park of the Warwick Bar in Redditch.

Mr Zelinka said: “Colton deserves to shine and be remembered.

“I knew Colton for about seven years. He used to live just a few houses away from me.

“I used to listen to him play on his saxophone from my garden.

"I am also close with his family, so this is something I wanted to give to them all.”

“It’s exactly what Colton would have loved.”

Birmingham-based Grime artist Jaykae has also paid tribute to the musician. On Twitter he said: "RIP Colton Bryan. Crazy talent gone way too soon."

People have also been sharing '#justiceforcoltonbryan' on social media.

West Mercia Police previously arrested a man in his 20s in connection with the fatal stabbing. Detectives have now confirmed the man has been released without charge.

A police spokesperson said: "This is a live investigation with several ongoing lines of enquiry".