First pictures of ‘lovely’ bouncer Gaz Atkinson, 25, stabbed to death in Huddersfield as woman, 25, arrested for murder

Dozens have taken to social media to pay tribute to Gaz who will be ‘missed and always remembered’

THESE are the first pictures of the “lovely” bouncer who was stabbed to death at a block of flats in Huddersfield as cops arrest a woman on suspicion of murder.

Gaz Atkinson, 25, suffered catastrophic injuries and died at the scene on Bentley Street in the Lockwood area, despite treatment from paramedics.

 Gaz Atkinson, 25, suffered serious injuries after he was knifed outside a block of flats in Huddersfield
Gaz Atkinson, 25, suffered serious injuries after he was knifed outside a block of flats in Huddersfield

Officers were called to a “serious incident” at the flats at around 10.55pm yesterday, West Yorkshire Police said.

Dozens have taken to social media to pay tribute to Gaz who will be “missed and always remembered”.

Derek Hemphill posted: “RIP Gaz… I have lost a little brother… there is no words… wtf is wrong with the world.”

Shelley Lomas wrote: “RIP Gaz Atkinson, you will be missed & always remembered! I can’t believe it, such a lovely guy & an amazing friend 🙁 way too early, thoughts are with you and your family #cruelworld.”

 Gaz died at the scene despite receiving treatment from paramedics
Gaz died at the scene despite receiving treatment from paramedics
 Atkinson was a 'lovely and happy' bouncer who worked in Huddersfield town centre
Atkinson was a ‘lovely and happy’ bouncer who worked in Huddersfield town centre
 Forensics officers remove evidence from the scene of a murder in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Forensics officers remove evidence from the scene of a murder in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Zack Bucci added: “Shocked!! Especially when it’s happening to people around you! RIP Gaz Atkinson.”

A cordon remained in place this morning as officers guarded the scene along with forensic investigators.

A witness claimed she saw forensics officers remove a baseball bat with a nails stuck into it from the scene – but cops have not confirmed this was the murder weapon.

A police spokesman said: “Officers have launched a murder enquiry following a stabbing incident at an address on Bentley Street in the Lockwood area of Huddersfield last night.

 Officers take crime scene photographs outside the flats in Huddersfield
Officers take crime scene photographs outside the flats in Huddersfield
 Cops remove evidence from the scene of the attack in Huddersfield
Cops remove evidence from the scene of the attack in Huddersfield
 A police officer stands on patrol at the cordon around the property in Huddersfield
A police officer stands on patrol at the cordon around the property in Huddersfield

“At around 11pm, police and ambulance attended the communal area of the residential property and located a 25 year old man with serious injuries. Treatment was provided, however, he subsequently died.

“A 25 year old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.”

Chief Inspector Ian Scott, Senior Investigating Officer, said:“The local community in Lockwood will be understandably shocked by these events and we will be supporting them with increased visibility and reassurance patrols.

“Many will have seen the emergency response late last night and at the moment, we are in the early stages of this investigation, establishing the circumstances of what has occurred.

“Anyone who has witnessed the incident should contact the police immediately.

“You can use the non-emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

“Likewise, you can speak to us online using Live Chat via the Contact Us section of the Force website.”

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