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Our son did not deserve to die, say family of 16-year-old stab victim

Family of 16-year-old stab death victim appeals for more information.

The family of a 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Liverpool say their son “did not deserve to die”.

Daniel Gee-Jamieson was found by police in Belle Vale Road, Gateacre, at about 9pm on July 3 – and later died in hospital.

Appealing for the public to come forward with information, his family said they wanted an end to more child victims of “mindless knife crime”.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, they said: “If anyone has information of any kind about the stabbing of Daniel, please contact police.

“Any parents who knew their son was there that night please come forward as they may be able to give my son justice. Please do not be afraid or feel intimidated as things can be put in place to protect anyone who is willing to help.

“Please, please help us stop any further children being killed by mindless knife crime. Our son did not deserve to die. He had his whole life ahead of him. We loved him more than life.

“If you know anything at all please help.”

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Police at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Belle Vale Road in Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

A number of arrests have been made in connection with Daniel’s murder, but the senior investigating officer said it was a complex inquiry and as much information as possible was needed.

Detective Chief Inspector John Middleton, of Merseyside Police, said: “We still want to hear from anyone who saw the incident itself, or saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of Belle Vale Road, and the field opposite Woodholme Court around 9pm on the night of July 3.

“We also want to re-appeal to anyone who was passing through Belle Vale Road at around 9pm who may have dash-cam footage showing any of the events before or after this incident.

“We know that there will be more information out there in the community, from people who may not have come forward yet, either who were there on the night, or who know who was.

“Friends, parents, guardians, teachers, anyone who has sat back until now, please search your consciences and do the right thing. Daniel’s family are going through an unimaginable ordeal, and you can help them and the community in removing those involved from the streets.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on  0151 7778604 , quoting reference 18200138562, send a message to @MerPolHQ or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555111.

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