The girlfriend of a 21-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in a Liverpool night club has made a heart-wrenching appeal for information.
Sam Cook was killed when a fight broke out in the basement of Empire Bar in Seel Street, late last night.
Sam’s devastated girlfriend Lottie Owen made her appeal on Twitter today.
She wrote: ‘Rest in peace my angel I promise I won’t let them get away with this love you always.
‘If anyone knows anything about the people who done this to my Sam please get in touch with the police, took too young.’
Police were called just before midnight and Sam Cook was rushed to hospital.
He sadly died from his injuries, prompting Merseyside Police to launch a murder investigation.
A cordon remained in place around the club, while officers carried out forensic enquiries and searches.
CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and detectives are urgently looking to speak to anyone who saw the incident or the fight in the bar’s basement.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Tivendale said: ‘Our investigation is in its very early stages but we initially believe that some kind of altercation may have taken place in the basement area of the bar, leading to a tragically fatal attack.
‘We need to hear from anyone who witnessed an altercation, the incident itself, or may have seen, heard or come into contact with anyone involved.
‘You may have heard words being exchanged or someone running from the bar.
‘All information provided will be acted upon and may be vital in identifying who was responsible and bringing them to justice.’
Sam’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers from Merseyside Police.
Empire nightclub has previously been the scene of another stabbing, when bricklayer Callum Dunne was ‘left for dead’ in a pool of blood on New Year’s Eve.
Callum, who was also 21 at the time of the attack, had no recordable blood pressure when paramedics arrived at the club.
He jumped into a fight outside Empire after seeing his friends fighting with a group of men.
Seconds later CCTV showed him staggering along with blood gushing from his leg.
Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives on 0151 7774814 or 0151 7774065, call 101 quoting incident 1254, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.