Three men are to appear in court, charged on suspicion of the murder of Jordan Campbell.
Daniel Joseph Wiltshire, 25, Ruben Thomas Hoather, 22, and Anthony Mark Wood, 32, remain in police custody and will appear at St Helens Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (MONDAY).
Jordan, 17, was found by firefighters in a burning flat in Tickle Avenue, in Parr, on New Year’s Day after he was reportedly attacked.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Post-mortem tests revealed Jordan died as a result of a single stab wound.
Two men from St Helens, aged 25 and 22, were arrested shortly afterwards and remain in police custody for questioning.
A third man, aged 32, is now also held for questioning, on suspicion of murder.
A Facebook page has been set up by close family and friends in memory of Jordan.
His sister, Naomi Campbell, posted: “I miss you so much. There won’t be a day I’ll stop thinking about you or loving you. Still trying to say what I want and I can’t. Sweet dreams babe love you forever Jordan and don’t you ever forget it xxxxx.”
Helen Gale wrote: “What a fine young man you’d grown into!! Goodnite Jordan.”
Pal Liam Michael Noddy Lomax posted: “Jordan I can’t get over that your gone mate you will be missed by plenty R.I.P fella.”
Another, Moll Shackleton, wrote: “Rest in peace Jord can’t believe you’ve gone. Such a lovely lad always made me laugh when I saw you. Best be looking down on me, gonna go and put some flowers down and a little teddy. Missing you already Jord love you xxx.”
Friend Jonny Mellors said: “R.I.P Jordan lad. Can’t believe you have gone mate. We had so many laughs. Don’t be partying too hard up there and keep a eye out on the lads now and again see you soon.”
Police were called shortly before noon on January 1 following reports of an assault. On arrival, they saw smoke and firefighters were called.