Football club and fans to honour popular solicitor

Chorley solicitor David Edwards
Chorley solicitor David Edwards

Football supporters will pay tribute to a popular solicitor who died from a stab wound.

Friends of 51-year-old David Edwards will wear Chorley FC football shirts and black armbands at the Magpies’ home tie against Harrogate Town tomorrow.

Mr Edwards was a staunch Chorley FC fan who had supported his team both home and away for a number of years.

He was regularly seen at the ground wearing his beloved Chorley shirt at matches.

Officials at the Victory Park club have also confirmed one minute’s silence will be held to remember Mr Edwards, who lived at Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, as well as victims of the Shoreham air disaster.

The Magpies will also walk out to the Harry J All Stars classic, The Liquidator.

The song is regularly played by Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.

Mr Edwards, who originated from Halesowen in the West Midlands, was also an Albion fan.

When travelling to Chorley FC games, Mr Edwards used the fan-run Sunshine Bus.

Sunshine Bus driver Ian Livesey, said: “You’d never meet a nicer guy who didn’t have an ounce of malice in him.

“He was always talked about on the Sunshine Bus even when he wasn’t on it.”

Chorley FC secretary and vice-chairman Graham Watkinson added: “We want to remember Dave in the right way by paying a fitting tribute to him.

“He was a well liked supporter and he will be missed.”

Wife Sharon Edwards, 42, was charged with the murder of Mr Edwards.

She was due to appear before Preston Crown Court on Friday.