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PremierLeague-News.Com - Relatives of much-loved Thomas Edmunds, 36, killed at home in Kirkby last weekend, described him as the 'life and soul of the party'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The devastated mum of a much-loved son, brother and uncle allegedly murdered at his home today tearfully said: "You never expect to bury your children." The family of Thomas Edmunds told how they were still reeling from his sudden tragic death, six days ago. The 36-year-old was allegedly attacked by men who entered his home in Clorain Road, Kirkby, and, while his dad was present, left him unconscious. One of his brother-in-laws added: "He was just Tommy, a good laugh who loved to be the centre of attention. "He was an upstanding lad." A post mortem examination revealed he was either strangled, choked or smothered. Speaking for the first time since the tragedy, mum Sheila told the ECHO: "We just can't take it in yet. It's too painful. "You never expect to bury your children." Thomas Edmunds, killed in Kirkby (Image: Susie Gee) Dad Alan, who Tommy lived with for the last year and a half since moving from Croxteth where he grew up, described his son as "the life and soul of the party". He said: "He loved his music, going out with his mates. "He's been in a new job for about seven weeks now, as a site labourer, and they were giving him more responsibility which he was pleased with. "They were getting his act together." Get a Liverpool Echo newsletter today The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day. There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
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Tommy attended Croxteth Comprehensive School when he was younger, had three sisters and was a popular uncle with three nieces and two nephews. Dad Alan added: "Everyone knew him in Croxteth and, although he liked bikes, because I had one, he preferred his cars. "The last week has been very hard. No matter what happens to the people that did this, it won't bring him back. "We've got to cope the best we can."
Yesterday, an online fundraising effort was launched to help the family pay for the 36-year-old's funeral. It has reached more than £700 and you can donate here Three men from Croxteth - 34-year-old Terence Bennett, of Sovereign Hey, 32-year-old Thomas Broadhurst, of Regal Road, and Kevin Nethercote of Regal Road - have been charged with murder. They appeared at magistrates earlier this week. A fourth man, aged 38, from Old Swan, arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation.Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101 quoting ref. 21000297827. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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