More than £3,00 has been raised for the funeral of Fishwick dog attack victim Liam Hewitson.Advertisement
The 22-year-old died after suffering an epileptic fit at his home in Dundonald Street on New Year’s Day.
Tragically the fit triggered his dog, Trigger, a pit-bull cross, to attack him.
Liam suffered injuries to his face and neck and was treated by paramedics at the scene around 3.45pm, but died from his injuries.
Now friends and family, united in their grief, are vowing to give Liam a huge send off.
An online fundraising campaign set up by Liam’s cousin Jo Marsden for friends and family of Liam has attracted £3,285 in donations.
A message on the page states: “Lets give our Liam the send off he deserves… all donations however big or small will be greatly appreciated. ‘Your wings were ready but our hearts were not’. Rest in Paradise Liam.”
A tribute released by Liam’s family said: “Liam was a happy lad who was always smiling and had lots of friends. He had a beautiful personality and he will be missed by his dad Phil, girlfriend Jess and sisters Melissa and Aleisha and brother Cordell.
“The family have asked to be given some privacy as they have been through a truly horrific experience and they are all still very much in shock.”
Police concluded their investigation into Liam’s death, and said the dog was not a banned breed. A file has been passed to the coroner.