Man stabbed to death was 'one of the funniest guys' you could meet

Hundreds of touching tributes have been paid to Lloyd Velasquez after he was stabbed to death in Ellesmere Port on Wednesday night.

Cheshire Police were called to Summertrees Road in Ellesmere Port at around 8.20pm on Wednesday, May 1 following reports that the 34-year-old had been stabbed. Officers arrived on the scene and found Mr Velasquez had been stabbed several times.

Mr Velasquez was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Countess of Chester Hospital, where he later died. Two men have been arrested in relation to the incident, a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, both from Ellesmere Port. They remain in police custody.

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Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing, and it is now believed that the victim was assaulted by three men who were known to him. Tributes have flooded in for Lloyd who has been described as one of the "funniest guys" people knew, "amazing," and a "great" person.

Eli Jones wrote: "Seems to me like people have lost a great person in there life my news feed is flooded with nothing but absolute fond memories and times people have had with him. It’s actually heartbreaking too many lives are being taken from idiot wannabe gangsters who have to use weapons. R.I.P Lloyd"

Others took to Facebook to share heart-breaking tributes, one person wrote: "Never a dull moment with you around, One of the funniest guys I've ever met.. One of a kind !Absolutely gutted!! Sleep tight mate"

Another person said: "Sad world we live in these days people carrying knives! Rest easy big man Lloyd Velasquez taken far too soon. Some amazing memories growing up"

One commented: "Thinking of Lyn and Mark and their family at this sad time RIP Lloyd Velasquez. What a horrible world we live in let's hope you get justice"

"RIP the little ledge that is Lloyd Velasquez," read one tribute.

Another read: "Rest easy Lloyd Velasquez what a character taken far too soon"

Gail Hamblett said: "So sad rest in peace Lloyd x"

Chris Norton wrote: "God bless you Lloyd xx rip mate"

Rip Llyod added: "Rip Llyod"

Stacey Holdstock commentated: "Rip Lloyd"

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