The baby son of a teenager who was stabbed to death will never get the chance to know his “daddy”.
Kyle Whitley was killed on Vincent Road, in Litherland, on Easter Monday after a single stab would to the chest.
Touching tributes have poured in for the popular 18-year-old dad, whose son Is just seven months old.
Speaking to the ECHO, Leah Glover asked to share a message from herself and little James-Paul, who won’t know his dad as he grows up.
The 17-year-old said: “I can’t believe you have gained your wings this early.
“I will forever miss you and love you.
“Thank you for giving me our little boy. Something for me to focus on.
“We will meet again soon and we will become the family we are meant to be. Goodnight, I love you.”
She also shared a devastating message to Kyle on behalf of his baby boy.
It said: “Hi daddy. I miss u so much.
“I’m thinking about you everyday.
“I really miss you daddy but we will meet again soon.”
Friends and loved ones across Merseyside have also paid tribute to Kyle and described his as “a beautiful soul” with a “cheeky smile”.
Jessica Howard said: “Kyle was a amazing. A beautiful soul who brought laughter to the room in the darkest of times.
“I shall never forget how kind he was to me and I am fortunate to have called him my friend.”
Jo Pinnington also said: “So sad. Such a lovely boy.
“Kyle may you shine bright. May you fly high.
“Say no more to knives. Lets get these off our streets. The world is bad enough.”
On Facebook, Rebecca Mcnabb said: “Could light up a room with his cheeky smile and humour.
“R.I.P We will miss you deeply. No more knives.”
Many of Kyle’s friends have been calling for an end to knife crime after his tragic death this week.
On Facebook, Dyl Jones shared an emotional post to his friend while calling for a stop to knife crime.
He said: “Taken too early bro rest easy up there were all gonna make you proud g.”
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Shortly after Kyle was stabbed on April 13, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder.
After spending two days in police custody, the teen was released on conditional bail.