‘Loving’ and ‘funny’ teenager killed in double Ormskirk stabbing named by police

Matthew Daulby was attacked in Ormskirk in the early hours of Saturday.

A “compassionate, loving and funny” teenager who died after a double stabbing in Lancashire has been named by police.

Matthew Daulby, 19, from Liverpool, was stabbed in Ormskirk just after midnight on Saturday and died in hospital, Lancashire Constabulary said.

Another 19-year-old man was also treated for stab injuries but they are not thought to be life-threatening, the force added.

Mr Daulby’s loved ones paid tribute to him in a statement released on Saturday night.

They said: “Matthew was the most compassionate, loving and funny young man with a bright future ahead of him.

“He adored his family, and cared for them with utmost loyalty. He loved spending time with them and gave his love so generously, making sure everyone knew how much he loved them.

“He had a zest for life and was always looking forward to holidays with his family and friends. He was surrounded by love from his family and we will miss him every day, for the rest of our lives.”

A photograph showing the smiling teenager was released by his family.

Officers were called to Railway Road at 12.05am to reports of an ongoing disturbance.

Mr Daulby was found nearby with stab wounds.

A post-mortem examination to establish a cause of death will take place in due course.

Two 19-year-old men, from Liverpool and Melling, have been arrested on suspicion of affray and remain in custody.

The arrests relate to an altercation in Railway Road involving a number of males.

A “significant area” within the town centre was cordoned off to allow police to investigate.

The force is urging anyone with relevant information, CCTV, dashcam, or mobile phone footage to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fallows, from the force’s major investigation team, said: “This incident has resulted in a young man losing his life and first and foremost my thoughts are with Matthew’s loved ones at this time.

“We have launched a murder investigation and there are a number of individuals we are looking to identify and speak to.

“Although we are looking into what led to the altercation in Railway Road, this is being treated as an isolated incident.

“You will see a number of officers carrying out enquiries in the area over the coming days and I would encourage anybody with information pertinent to this investigation to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anybody who has footage from Railway Road and surrounding streets in the minutes before the altercation took place and the minutes after.

“You could have captured something that could be key to this investigation.”

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