The family of Joseph Holland, who was sadly found dead in Huyton last night (Thursday 8 June), have paid tribute.
In a short tribute to the 25-year-old, they said, “No words could ever describe the loss of our beautiful son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was loved by everybody.”
Police are continuing to appeal for information about this incident and are urging anyone who can assist with the ongoing investigation to get in touch.
At around 3.30pm yesterday, Merseyside Police received a report of a concern for safety of a man and following enquiries, Joseph’s body was found inside a property on Huyton House Road and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three men from Huyton, aged 28, 25, and 36, who were all arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder, remain in police custody.
Police are still in the early stages of investigating the circumstances of this incident and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.
Officers remain in the area to carry out CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries.
Detective Chief Inspector John Fitzgerald said, “Our thoughts are very much with Joseph’s family and all those affected by this tragic incident yesterday. His family continue to be supported by specially trained family liaison officers.
“We are still appealing for information to help our ongoing investigation so please come forward with any information you have, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is.
“Tell us what you know, directly or anonymously, and let us judge how important that information is. Something you might think inconsequential could prove absolutely pivotal in our work, so don’t assume we don’t need to hear it.
“If you live in the area, please check your CCTV or smart doorbell footage to see if you captured anything suspicious and if you were driving in the area please review your dashcam footage.”
Superintendent for Knowsley Karl Baldwin said, “This incident has understandably caused a lot of concern for the local community and officers remain in the area not only to carry out enquiries but also to provide a visible reassurance for residents who live in the area.
“The Knowsley Policing Team’s Mobile Police Station will be in the area of Huyton House Road and Jubilee Park over the coming days, for anyone from the community to call in and talk to us about your concerns.
“Officers will also continue their regular foot and mobile patrols around the area.
“A Community Policing Surgery will take place at Huyton Police Station on Monday 12 June from 1pm and no appointment is necessary.
“Officers will be on hand to speak to residents, offer advice and take information.”
If you have any information, contact the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information with reference 23000495217.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously
Image: Family handout