Man charged with homicide after girl stabbed in Merseyside

Man charged with homicide after girl stabbed in Merseyside


man has been charged with homicide after a girl was stabbed in Merseyside earlier this week.

Merseyside Police mentioned Jamie Dempsey, of Kirkby, had been charged following an incident exterior the Brambles pub in Kirkby on Monday.

The 32-year-old was additionally charged with possession of a bladed article, wounding with intent and affray.

He has been remanded in custody and is because of seem at Merseyside Home Violence remand courtroom on Thursday.

The household of Karen Dempsey have paid tribute to her after she was fatally stabbed on Monday (Merseyside Police/PA)

It comes after Karen Dempsey, 55, additionally from the Kirkby space, was discovered within the pub automobile park with a stab wound to the chest.

She was taken to hospital however later died.

Following the cost, her household mentioned they have been “devastated” by her loss of life and paid tribute to her, describing her as “stunning, vivacious and compassionate”.

In an announcement issued via Merseyside Police, they mentioned: “Karen was an attractive, vivacious and compassionate girl who all the time had a smile on her face and lit up a room. Her zest for all times was infectious and it left others breathless. She liked being surrounded by her household and associates.

“Karen was devoted to her work and in serving to others she made an actual distinction to folks’s lives. She was a unbelievable advocate for social justice for greater than 30 years and her loss might be felt proper throughout Kirkby.

“As a household we’re devastated by her premature loss of life – it was her willingness to assist that led to her being cruelly taken from us.

“She might be sorely missed by her household and associates – her loss of life has left an enormous void in our lives.

“We want to thank the police for his or her investigations and the emergency providers who fought so exhausting to avoid wasting her life.”

A 38-year-old man arrested on the scene on suspicion of affray and wounding is being questioned by police.

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