‘Adam Was the Centre of Our Whole World,’ Say Family of Prescot Murder Victim

By on Sunday, November 5, 2017

The family of Adam Ellison, who was killed in Prescot town centre in the early hours of Saturday 4 November, have paid tribute to him.

“Our world fell apart on Saturday when we received the news that Adam had been brutally attacked and killed in a senseless stabbing on an innocent young man, who had everything to live for,” they said.

“Adam was the centre of our whole world, loved everyone and would do anything for anybody without a second thought. He looked after us all.

“Adam grew from a fun-loving little boy into a passionate, hard working son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and boyfriend. His mum and dad, Joyce and Fred, had waited thirteen years for Adam after his two sisters, Nicola and Joanne. They were over the moon to find out he was a boy and he made the family complete.

“When he wasn’t in the park with his dad, Fred, he was a typical mischievous little boy at home, unscrewing the bannisters, lifting the couches and climbing the curtains.

“Adam loved swimming when he was younger and was taught by his cousin, Peter. He spent many years as part of Prescot swim club and was shortlisted to swim for Liverpool.

“His Uncle Billy made sure he grew up as a Liverpool fan; red through and through. His passion nowadays was centred around his little dog, Judy. Walks, holidays and training classes were planned around her and he even arranged for his mum and dad to dog sit when he was working; she was his whole world and he loved nothing more than to cuddle up with her by the fire with a whisky or two!

“Plans were underway for celebrating his 30th birthday and he had a bright future ahead. He had just started training for a management role in his job at Tesco. He was hard working and loved his job and colleagues, always talking about them at home. He loved the fact that he worked close to where his parents live as he could always go down for his dinner and a chat.

“He had bought his first home with his girlfriend, Rebecca, working hard to make it just the way he wanted. Adam, Rebecca and Judy had their whole future ahead and looked forward to the adventures over many years to come.

“Adam was having a rare night out with his cousins Stephen, Luke and Kelly and friend Paul, enjoying himself before he was heartlessly taken away from us.

“We are a strong, close family and will stick together to get through this and find justice for Adam. We know he will continue to look after us all, re-united with his Grandads, Fred and Austin, Nans, Ivy and Mary, Uncle Bill, his dog and cat, Ben and Tigger.

“We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who tried to help Adam: his family, brave passers by and the emergency services who tried in vain to save Adam’s life. We would also like to thank the wider community who have sent their love and support.

“No family should ever have to experience the heartache of having a loved one taken too soon in a cruel, senseless attack. We know that the police are doing everything they can but we would like to ask for anyone with any information, however small, to get in touch with the police and help us find justice for Adam.”

At about 12.40am on Friday night, Adam was walking through Market Place, Prescot, when he became involved in an argument with the rider or riders of a large, green scrambler bike. He was stabbed in the neck and died despite paramedics’ attempts to save his life.

Witnesses or anyone with any information is urged to call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


  1. Carol

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    How very cruel. He sounds like a lovely man to be proud of. Sick of the feral scum riding around on these scrambler bikes.

  2. carole

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Sending all our love to you all, These Scramblers need stopping Asap. Thoughts with you all. He looks a lovely lad xxx

  3. Marie fishwick

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    My heart goes out to the family of Adam.
    An angel now in heaven.
    God bless you all.

  4. Pauline Parry

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Such a lovely looking lad R.I.P. Cruelly taken way to soon. My condolences, thoughts, prayers,love and hugs to all his family and friends. In tears reading about him and all he had to live for. I truelly hope the thing, being or whatever is caught and brought to justice. It is a very sad world we live in. Goodnight and god bless young man may you fly high with the angels now you have gained your wings xx another lovely person taken to soon xx

  5. Paul Wignell

    Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Breaks your heart reading this, no one deserves to die but it seems to always be the good ones who would give you their last penny and where brought up the right way… i hope you get the justice you all deserve and the person who did this gets whats coming to them. Take care all of you and im sending my thoughts and best wishes… xxx

    • Paul Wignell

      Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2:58 am

      best wishes sounded terrible, i wanted to say love but i dont know you guys/girls…

  6. Anne Evans

    Monday, November 6, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Joyce and Freddie sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Adam was a really lovely man. I hope you find justice for your Son. Brother. Uncle and cousin.

  7. kathy higgins

    Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    our thoughts go to Adam’s family. Adam helped us with a photo shoot a few years ago, which has helped promote our business.

  8. Peter Francis

    Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    My condolences to Adam’s family, friends and loved ones. When it was reported It sickend me. This vile attack on Adam has cut short his life and stolen his future. I hope the poilce find the perpetrator. Knife crime is blighting the streets of merseyside. I have been a victim of knife crime myself and now realize how lucky I was to survive. I am fearful more will loose their lives and for what!

  9. Barbara mcnicholas

    Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    God bless and keep you as you are safe in the loving arms of God. RIP

  10. anne burke

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    So sad such a handsome young man thoughts go out to his family, hope they get the horrible thug who did this and when they do he gets life in prison, although prison is too good for him “A LIFE FOR A LIFE”

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