A FLURRY of tributes have been paid to 18-year-old Eddie O'Rourke who died after a disturbance outside the Royal British Legion pub on Friday night.

Eddie O’Rourke, of The Clough, Runcorn, died after he sustained a serious injury outside the Royal British Legion on Castle Road, Halton Village.

Police officers were called to reports of the disturbance outside the pub at around 8.30pm on Friday.

Eddie was taken to Warrington General Hospital via ambulance but sadly died.

His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Touching tributes have been paid to Eddie via social media since his death.

Kailey Price wrote: "Rest in peace Eddie, you where loved by our family and so many more. Thinking of all your family in this sad time".

Meanwhile, Toni Sumner said: "Today I have no words, Eddie O'Rourke. Heartbroken for my best friends and all eddies family, my daughter and all his friends. I've knew you since you were 5 years old.

"No matter what you was always the polite young man who stepped up to look after his family, the man of the house 💔.

"Our children our grandchildren no matter how old need to be safe. may you get justice Eddie and I hope this tragic event now makes our community wake up and know we have to stop this on our streets No More Knives No More Lives being taken".

Jord Matthews added: "RIP Eddie Orourke, one of the funniest and nicest lads you’ll ever meet.

"Never thought I would hear this was only speaking to you the other day. Rest in peace bro take it easy mate".

Mason Tarr wrote: "Rest easy mate, your family will be in our thoughts".

And Bobby Muscart said: "The world has lost a great lad, Eddie O'Rourke was one in a million.

"It feels like only yesterday we were making rap videos for Browne house in OBA.

"You were one of the first mates I made when I moved to high school and you never failed to make us all laugh, whether it be trying to take on the whole team when playing in goal or arguing with a teacher.

"So many memories that I will cherish, back with your dad now mate. My thoughts go to your family and friends. I’ll pray for you tonight Number one - Eddie".

A murder investigation has been launched and three teenage boys - aged 15, 16 and 17 - from Runcorn have been arrested on suspicion of murder.