Liverpool

Liverpool stab victim Stephen Essery 'a gentle soul'

Stephen Essery Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Stephen Essery was a loving son, father, brother and uncle his family said

The family of a man who was stabbed to death said he was a "loving, kind and gentle soul".

Stephen Essery, 51, of Walton, was found with a stab wound under his arm on Milman Road, Liverpool on Saturday.

In a statement the family said the dog lover and Everton fan was "a loving son, father, brother and uncle" and would "be very sadly missed".

Five people, including a 16-year-old from Walton, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 20-year-old man from Everton, a 41-year-old from Kirkdale, and a man, aged 46, and a woman, 37, both from Walton, have also been held.

The man from Kirkdale has since been released without charge. The other four remain in custody.

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites