Teenage Footballer Luke Wallace 'Missed Every Day'
11 July 2016, 14:14
The family of a teenager who died after being stabbed have said the last two weeks have been "enormously difficult''.
Luke Wallace, 16, from Glasgow, died on Saturday June 25 after suffering serious injuries in an incident in a lane near Bannerman High School in Baillieston on June 17.
His family said in a statement: "The last two weeks have been an enormously difficult time for all of Luke's family and his many close friends.
"Luke was a very special, talented and much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, team-mate and friend whose loss is felt deeply and who is missed immeasurably every second of every day.''
Luke played football for Drumchapel Amateurs and was a supporter of Glasgow club Partick Thistle.
A crowd funding page has been set up by members of Facebook group Ultimate Scottish Football Banter, which aims to show support for the Wallace family.
The page, which can be found at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Lukewallacerememberancefund, has already surpassed its £500 target and has raised £2,040 so far.
The family's statement continued: "The family would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support and love over the past two weeks - not just from his family and close friends but also from the wider public as well as the Scottish football community, especially those at and connected to both Drumchapel Amateurs and Partick Thistle.''
Luke's funeral will take place on Tuesday and his family have asked that their privacy is respected.
The statement added: "Tomorrow marks another hugely difficult step for all those who loved Luke dearly and the family ask that they have privacy to grieve and that this wish is respected by all.''
A 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the incident.