THE family of Thomas Grace, who was fatally stabbed in Prescot on Tuesday night, has begged anyone with information about his death to contact police.

A statement from the family read: "Our beautiful, kind and gentle Tommy has been cruelly, savagely taken away from us.

"Our mum’s only son adored his children and lived for his family.

"It wasn’t his time to go. Please if anyone knows anything however small we beg you to contact the police."

Mr Grace, 54, was found in Beaconsfield, Prescot, with a serious stab wound and later died in hospital.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident.

Police have been granted an extension to continue questioning the suspect following the fatal stabbing in Prescot on Tuesday night.

Police cordons were put in place around the Beaconsfield estate and part of Cyprus Street and Ackers Street.

Detective Chief Inspector John Griffith said: "Our investigation is at an extremely early stage and we are trying to establish exactly what happened.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the area of Beaconsfield last night.

"If you have home CCTV or dashcam footage and were in the vicinity of Beaconsfield, please check the footage as you may hold evidence which could assist with the investigation. As always, our communities are vital to tackling knife crime, which can clearly have devastating consequences.

"I would urge anyone with information to come forward, and I assure you that we will listen, and take positive action."

Anyone with information is urged to call Merseyside Police on 0151 7776041, the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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