Tributes to ‘beautiful’ teen killed in city center internet café attack

Tributes have been paid to a ‘beautiful’ teenager who was killed in an attack at an internet café in Liverpool city center.

The 18-year-old has been named by devastated family members as Michael Toohey, the Liverpool Echo reports. He was tragically pronounced dead at the Royal Liverpool Hospital on Saturday (April 16) after being found with fatal injuries.

A murder investigation was launched after the teen’s death. A 34-year-old woman from Fazakerley was arrested on Monday on suspicion of assisting an offender and taken into custody for questioning.

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Heartbroken friends and family have now paid tribute on social media to the victim who ‘had his whole life ahead of him’. Posting a tribute on Facebook, Bridget Toohey said: “Rip cuz forever young cousin too good for this world. May you get the best bed in heaven.”

Teresa Toohey said: “RIP my beautiful nephew love you with all my heart. I can not believe it just left you last week always remember your smiling face.”

Francie Doran said: “Can’t believe I’m posting this it’s a massive shock. My thoughts are with my aunt Bridgey, her husband Michael and the family. I can not imagine how you are all feeling. RIP my little cousin Michael Toohey may you get the most comfortable bed. “

James Margaret said: “God I really can not Believe It.The most quiet, harmless old child.Rest In heavenly peace cuz.It really is heartbreaking. God please help my Aunt Bridgey and Michael and all his brothers and sisters to get through this.

“A great big boy only 18 years of age, his life took just like that – really is just unbelievable. His whole life ahead of him. RIP Michael Toohey you will have the best bed in heaven.”



Flowers left at the cordoned off Internet Cafe on Monument Place.

Shamillia Mcguire said: “I am in total shock can not believe it rip little Michael Toohey only a baby please everyone pray for his family my heart aches for them.”

Kathleen Berry said: “Rest in peace angel only a young boy 18 years of age, do not know what this world has come to! RIP Michael Toohey.” Ann Purcell said: “Pray for the family taken away too soon rest in peace Michael.”

Bouquets of flowers have been left at the scene on London Road as the murder investigation continues. Detectives are keen to speak to people who were seen standing at a bus stop on London Road and walking past TJ Hughes at the time of the incident at around 5.50pm. They are also appealing to a driver of a vehicle which was seen being driven erratically at the time.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Davies said: “Although we have made an arrest our inquiries are still ongoing. This incident happened in a busy area of ​​Liverpool City Center on Saturday evening.



Police at the scene of an incident on London Road this evening
Police at the scene

“We know there were a number of people standing at bus stops on London Road, walking past TJ Hughes or driving along London Road who may have witnessed this incident or a vehicle driving erratically at that time. I am keen to appeal to those people to come forward so we can speak to them. Similarly anybody who may have mobile phone footage or dash cam footage then please come forward. “

Anyone with information on this incident can contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 22000261976. Anyone with any footage, can upload this to be viewed by police via the following link to the NICE website https: // unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/merseyside/appeal/assistance-required-in-relation-to-an-incident-on-london-road

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