Liskeard stabbing victim's family pay tribute to 'cheeky little chappy'

The family of a 20-year-old man who died after being stabbed in Liskeard have described him as a 'cheeky chappy' who 'had his whole life ahead of him'

Damien Bendelow lost his life after an incident in the town's cattle market car park last month. A 45-year-old man has been charged with his murder.

Speaking for the first time since his son's death, Damien's father Gary has told ITV News West Country he was hugely popular and will be sadly missed.

Damien's family say his death has left a 'huge hole' in their lives. Credit: ITV News
Damien's dad says he enjoyed family time and fishing. Credit: Gary Bendelow

Damien suffered multiple stab wounds in the incident, which happened in Liskeard's cattle market car park on Sunday January 26th.

The scene has now been turned into a shrine featuring flowers, photographs, messages of love and even bottles of beer and packets of Damien's favourite sweets.

Friends and family have been laying flowers in Liskeard. Credit: ITV News

A fundraising page set up by a family friend has already generated more than £6,000 towards funeral costs.

Damien's family have thanked everybody for their support. Credit: ITV News