Friends of a popular Maryport man who was seriously injured after being stabbed yesterday have expressed their shock and sadness after hearing the news that he died in hospital today.
The man, who has been named locally as William Richardson, aged 34, suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on Senhouse Street, Maryport, just after midnight on Tuesday (8 August, 2017).
Cumbria Police confirmed this evening that he sadly died in hospital today.
Friends of William have been posting messages on Cumbria Crack’s Facebook page and sending messages on Twitter.
Tom Ditchburn posted: “I can’t believe it Wilter lad. Can’t get my head round it. You were a good mate lad. Hope you’re in a better place pal. R.I.P mate god bless xxx”
Kimberley Benson posted: “Totally devastated and heartbroken. love you now and always xxx”
Kipper told Cumbria Crack: “We were very close pals and drank in the Swan in Maryport. Already tributes are flooding in on my phone, it’s never stopped neither has all our phones who are in the WhatsApp group.”
Kipper posted: “Wilta.. One in a million champ… Rest easy mate.. Gutted is not the word.. What a boxing crowd you’re with now.. #Legend”
Steven Fisher posted: “Maryport has lost a good lad today.”
Danielle Buck posted: “So so sad RIP William thoughts are with his family.”
Kayren Kare posted: “RIP Will, such sad news and our thoughts are with your boys and family.”
Laura Latimer posted: “Absolutely heartbreaking RIP William, love to you Louise and the rest of your family x”
Daniel Park posted: “An absolute lovely lad. Massive loss to all those close to him. Awful times. RIP pal”
A 32-year-old man who lived in the Maryport area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
Anyone with information about this incident who has yet to come forward is urged to contact Cumbria Police as soon as possible.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111