A WIRRAL mum whose son was stabbed to death is hoping to fiind some comfort at a special ceremony this week.

Brenda Dempsey has told of the “sickening” moment she was told her son had died.

Darren Dempsey, 37, died on August 17 after he was attacked by his partner  at their home in Birkenhead.

Brenda has now told of the “nightmare” that began for her after her son was killed.

She said: “I was in shock and felt sick to the pit of my stomach. I couldn’t believe what had happened and didn’t understand.

“Darren was a lovely man and so funny.”

Brenda is now planning to join other local murder and manslaughter victims’ families at an event to remember their loved ones.

Organised by Support After Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM), the service will be held on Friday, December 7, from 7.30pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool.

It is a non-denominational service led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick Kelly, Bishop Tom Williams and the Rev Steve Williams.

The names of victims will be read out and candles lit in their memory.

Brenda is hoping to find comfort in meeting other parents in similar situations.

She said: “I am looking forward to the event because I hope it will help find some peace and come to terms with Darren’s death.

“I think speaking to other families who have lost a loved one in a similar way will give me support and a chance to discuss my feelings.”

For more information, visit www.samm-merseyside.org.uk