Man, 20, arrested after double stabbing killed ‘compassionate’ 19-year-old

A teenager was killed after being stabbed in the middle of a fight, with a man arrested on suspicion of murder. 

Matthew Daulby, of Liverpool, was one of two men aged 19 who were stabbed in Railway Road, Ormskirk, shortly after midnight on Saturday, Lancashire Police said.

He was taken to hospital where he later died.

Meanwhile the other teenager was treated for his injuries and has since been discharged from hospital.

A man, 20, of Ormskirk, remains in custody, police said.

Two other 19-year-olds, one from Liverpool and another from Melling, have been released on bail after they were arrested on suspicion of affray.

According to a post-mortem examination, the cause of Matthew’s death was a stab wound.

Mr Daulby’s family described him as “compassionate, loving and funny” and said he had “a bright future ahead of him” as they paid tribute.

They added: “He had a zest for life and was always looking forward to holidays with his family and friends.

“He was surrounded by love from his family and we will miss him every day, for the rest of our lives.”

The altercation on Railway Road involved “a number of males”, police said.

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