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Liverpool Echo
Abigail Nicholson

Dad killed in stabbing was an 'absolute legend'

Tributes have poured in for a dad described as an 'absolute legend', who was stabbed to death.

Gary Morgan, 36, was found with a stab wound to his side after police were called to Lavan Close in Everton at around 11.30pm on Sunday, April 10. Gary was rushed to hospital for further treatment, but sadly died a short time later.

A 60-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman from Liverpool were later arrested on suspicion of murder. They were taken into custody and are being questioned by detectives.

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Following the news of his death, hundreds took to social media to pay tribute to Gary, who was described as an "absolute legend" and a "great lad". Kenty Dean said: "Gary I can't believe it mate. Another great lad gone and you was a great person and hard working. We have some great memories, my heart goes out to your family. You were loved mate, I really can't believe it. So sorry for your family."

Kayte Campion said: "Wow absolutely gutted. RIP to my mate Gary Morgan. What a legend, can't believe you've been taken so soon. Thinking of your mum, dad, brothers and your baby girl. Rest easy G."

Zoe Durkee said: "Awww I used to know Gary, absolute legend. Thinking of his family and friends."

Commenter iceicebaby14 said: "RIP GARY You will be sadly missed thinking of your two gorgeous daughters, family and friends at this very sad time x"

Hundreds of other people commented saying 'RIP' or left a crying emoji to express their sadness underneath The ECHO's story naming Gary.

On Monday, neighbours living in the area described their shock after hearing the news. One person told the ECHO: "It's really, really quiet here" while another said "everyone keeps themselves to themselves".

People said they did see and hear emergency services arrive at the scene, but did not know what had happened. Speaking to the ECHO, one neighbour said: "I didn’t hear a thing and I saw the police at half 6/7am, I saw a police car outside the house. My neighbour said after midnight there was a police car there."

Another added: “All we saw was the police cars parked up at 12am, we heard nothing.” One person did say they heard "banging and shouting at 2am this morning." They added: "It’s dead quiet I’ve lived here for ten years."

Police and forensic officers remained at the scene today and forensic officers were seen carrying a number of evidence bags. An ambulance incident response unit was also in attendance but left at around 10.25am.

CCTV and house-to-house enquiries are being conducted in the area. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Drew said: “Although we have made two swift arrests in the area our investigation is still in the very early stages as we try to establish exactly what happened therefore it is vital that anyone with information that could assist our enquiries gets in touch.

“This was a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. If you live in the area and witnessed the incident, or saw any suspicious behaviour last night on Lavan Close please contact police immediately. Any information, no matter how small, may prove vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, quoting log 1101 of April 10, 2022. You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form here. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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