MORE than £10,000 has been raised for the family of a dad-of-one who was killed in a Taliban attack.

British veteran Luke Griffin, who lived in Rainhill with his wife and one-year-old son, was working for security firm G4S Risk Management in Kabul, Afghanistan when he died in a suicide bomber attack last Wednesday.

The 33-year-old, originally from Kent, was one of six killed after a a Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosive-packed truck into the gate of the G4S compound in eastern Kabul on Wednesday, November 28.

The blast left a giant crater in its wake and blew out windows in nearby buildings.


Since his death his friend set up a fundraising page to help support his Luke's grieving family which said: "Those that knew Luke know how well liked and supportive he was. He didn’t shy away and tackled everything life threw at him. He was kind, caring and devoted to his wife, Helen, and their son, Tommy.

"Luke was a member of the armed forces (Royal Artillery) who then continued supporting security services in areas of conflict.

"He gave his life for the protection of others. Hopefully this will help his family at a time when they now need their country's support.

"All proceeds here will help pay towards supporting Helen and Tommy during a very difficult time."


Luke's dad Anthony Tooke, took to Facebook to thank people for donating, saying: "Please help my son he died saving others way beyond the call of duty, we know he saved lives that fateful

day and now I ask any and everyone to just help a little to ease the difficult time that Helen and Tommy now face.

"Of course as his dad I will do whatever I can in my power to help but also I have the rest of the family who are in so much pain as well.

"I know a lot of you have helped and we thank you."

Donations can be made to the page here.