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Benjamin Roberts-Haslam

Dad who was 'life and soul' of the party found dead in the middle of the night

A dad with a "good soul" has been remembered by his friends and family after he was found dead.

Merseyside Police confirmed officers were called to a report that a body of a man was found on Tuesday, October 18, at around 11.10pm. Emergency services rushed to Gateacre Park Drive to find the body of the man.

Tributes have since poured in for dad-of-four Joey Grant. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has since been passed to the coroner.

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Vinny Peters posted on social media about the 33-year-old: "Joey lad was literally speaking to you not even a week ago, talking about all the gaffs years ago we all went too, the messy nights & everything in between, stomachs literally turned lad I can't even believe it. Rest in peace to a good soul!"

Nathan Bridson wrote: "RIP Joey Grant, such sad news this morning. Fly high mate many a good parties we’ve had. Gone too soon, GBNF."

Family friend Natalie Muir told the ECHO yesterday: "Joey was the life and soul of every event. He was loved by everyone. He was a man who suffered with his own mental demons but he was a lovely man. He was a dad to three girls and a boy. He had been in the army and had travelled the world."

Ree Tynan wrote: "Thinking of my gorgeous friend and family at such sad time. RIP Joey."

To donate to Joey's gofundme, click here.

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