Mum's loving tribute to stabbed Mansfield teen Liam Peters
The devastated mum of an 18-year-old who was fatally stabbed in Mansfield has paid an emotional tribute to her 'fun-loving' son.
Liam Peters, also known as Liam Gray, was stabbed in an incident on Gladstone Street on August 1.
Liam was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre where he died a short time later.
Liam's mum Joanne Peters has thanked the community in Mansfield for their support, and says Liam had 'everything to live for'.
"Liam was just 18 years old, and just two weeks into being a father himself.
"It is with sadness and devastation that he has lost his life to such a horrific crime.
A fundraising event will take place on Sunday August 18, to raise money for his funeral, for his two-week-old daughter, and for a knife crime charity that will be decided by the family.
The day will be held at Forest Town Arena 12pm, and all are welcome.
A GoFundMe page has been created with the aim of raising £5,000 to help Liam's family pay for his funeral.