‘New Ferry won’t be the same without you’: tributes paid to ‘Kenny’

Tributes were paid after police identified the body of a man found at a house in Wirral earlier this week.

The 45-year-old man who died at the house on New Ferry Road, on the evening of Tuesday (January 11) was formally identified as Kenneth Gillam (also known as Kenny).

At around 1.30am emergency services were called to a report that a man had been found unconscious at the address on New Ferry Road.

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Paramedics attended but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Gillam’s next of kin have been informed.

A post mortem has taken place and further enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death.

A 59-year-old man from New Ferry arrested on suspicion of murder has now been bailed with conditions.

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Officers remain at the scene on New Ferry Road while further enquiries are carried out.

These were some of the tributes left by ECHO readers after the man's identity was confirmed.

Debra Mcculloch said: "RIP thinking of his family at this sad time."

Kenny Gillam was found dead at a property on New Ferry Road, Wirral

Charlie Browne said: "Rip one n only Kenny."

Val Williams said: "So sad thinking of his family at such a sad time."

Mick Wallace said: "R.i.p lad deepest sympathy to all your family friends night god bless lad."

Rebecca Presa said: "Rest in peace Kenny, New Ferry will not be the same without you."

Lisa Smith said: "So sad RIP Kenny thinking of all his family."

Susan James said: "So sad fly high kid great memories of you, love to all the family especially his little lads. Awful to hear."

Barry Smith said: "What a shock. RIP Kenny mate, fly high shine on u crazy diamond."

Lynn Bray said: "Fly high Kenny thinking of the family."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook or call 101 with reference 22000023153.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form here.