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Friday, January 27, 2023

New Brighton Internet Cafe Attack Victim was a Father

According to his relatives, an 18-year-old guy slain in an attack at an internet café was “very enthusiastic” about becoming a parent.

On Saturday, shortly before 18:00 BST, Michael Toohey was assaulted on London Road in Liverpool city centre.

He was sent to the hospital, where he died, initiating a murder investigation.

Mr. Toohey was characterized by his family as a “lovely, well-mannered, peaceful young guy” who was about to become a parent in three months.

A 34-year-old lady from Fazakerley has been detained on suspicion of helping an offender, although no one suspected of the murder has been apprehended.

Merseyside Police said a post-mortem test revealed he died from “various injuries.”

The nature of the attack has not been revealed in further detail.

Mr Toohey’s relatives stated, “He was such a character but never had a bad bone in his body and never had a negative thing to say about anybody.”

“His witty grin would brighten any room. He was a terrific uncle who was kind, compassionate, and fearless. He idolized his sisters and was a brilliant uncle.”

Mr Toohey’s cousin Johnny Delaney, 15, was kicked and stomped to death in Ellesmere Port by two adolescents in 2003, according to the family.

They stated they had “no clue who could be so nasty” at the time and now believe “history was going to repeat itself on another naive innocent young guy.”

Police should be contacted if anyone has any information, according to the family.

“A youngster with great promise and grace has had his life ripped away from him, leaving his family distraught,” they continued.

Merseyside Police’s Det Ch Insp Terry Davies also encouraged witnesses to come forward.

“Although we have made an arrest, our investigations are still underway,” he added.

“We know there were a number of persons standing at bus stops on London Road, strolling through TJ Hughes, or driving along London Road who may have seen this event or a car driving recklessly at the time,” said the police department.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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