'Mansfield is devastated': Tributes paid to 'truly amazing' victim of fatal stabbing

Tributes have been paid to an 18-year-old-man who has been stabbed to death in Mansfield.

A murder investigation has been launched in Mansfield this morning after an 18-year-old man was stabbed and later died in hospital.

Gladstone Street

Gladstone Street

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The victim has been named locally as Liam Peters, although Nottinghamshire Police say he was known as Liam Gray.

Liam was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre where he died a short time later.

The incident happened on Gladstone Street yesterday (August 1).

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Tributes were paid online to Liam, who was described as a 'truly amazing person'.

One comment said: "R.I.P Liam! You were truly an amazing person always managed to make everyone smile. Thoughts go out to family and friends at this hard time."

Another added: "RIP thoughts go out to all your family."

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And another said: "Such a sad and appalling thing to happen to a young man who still had his life ahead of him. Thoughts are with his girlfriend and daughter as well as the rest of his family."

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"Thoughts go out to his girlfriend, daughter and his family. Hope you get justice for him," said another.

Another added: "What a waste of a young life."

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"Not had a chance at being a father. For some it's just gossip but for others this is real life. Rest in paradise Liam," said another.

Suicide Support Group Mansfield said on their Facebook page: "Today we lost one beautiful young man to knife crime.
"Liam touched the hearts of so many people, my own children included.

"Today we did not want to be hearing this.

"Mansfield is devastated.

"Our thoughts go out to all the people affected by Liams death.

A Gofundme page has been set up to fundraise for Liam's funeral.

You can donate here: gofundme.com/f/the-best-goodbye-for-liam-peters