Family Of Murdered Derbyshire Backpacker Pay Tribute One Week On

31 August 2016, 15:03

Mia Ayliffe-Chung backpacker

The mother and half-sister of a Derbyshire backpacker stabbed to death at a hostel in Australia pay tribute

More than £11,000 has been raised for the family of a British man who's died after trying to save a fellow backpacker.

Tom Jackson passed away in hospital yesterday, a week after trying to stop an attacker stabbing Mia Ayliffe-Chung to death in Australia.

Mia's mum Rosie Ayliffe describes the moment two police officers came to tell her the news.

The justgiving page set up for the family of Tom Jackson can be reached here.

Meanwhile, the 30 year-old has been nominated for a posthumous bravery award.

On Wednesday, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced she had nominated Mr Jackson for a national award.

She tweeted: "Tom Jackson's actions of putting his own life before the life of Ms Ayliffe-Chung is an extraordinary act of courage & deserves recognition. 

"That's why I have today written to the Australian Bravery Decorations Council to nominate Mr Jackson for a posthumous bravery award."

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