Mansfield Town hold silence in memory of stabbed teen Liam Peters

The team observe a minute's silence
The team observe a minute's silence

Mansfield Town Football Club held a minute's silence ahead of their match against Morecambe on Saturday (August 10).

The silence was a mark of respect for Liam Peters, aged 18, who was stabbed in an incident on Gladstone Street on August 1.

Mansfield Town Football Club held a minute's silence ahead of their match against Morecambe on Saturday (August 10).

Mansfield Town Football Club held a minute's silence ahead of their match against Morecambe on Saturday (August 10).

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

A 17-year-old youth will stand trial accused of Liam's murder at the end of January next year.

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Carolyn Radford, chief executive officer of Mansfield Town FC said: “As a club and community, we were devastated to learn of Liam’s death.

“Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with Liam’s loved ones at this heart breaking time. I can’t begin to imagine what they’re going through as a family.

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“We stand together with Liam’s family in imploring people who are carrying and/or thinking of using knives to stop.

“We will do all we can as a football club, alongside Liam’s family, to help re-iterate the vital message that knife crime is wholly wrong and can cause lasting devastation.”