Tributes to Cheshire backpacker killed in Austrailia

Tributes are being paid to a Cheshire back packer who died trying to save another traveller in a stab attack.

Tom Jackson, 30, from Congleton has been hailed a hero after he tried to protect Mia Ayliffe-Chung, when she was attacked and killed in Queensland last Tuesday.

Tom passed away nearly a week later from his injuries, his Dad Les Jackson says: "We are bereft. Our darling Tom has left us and the world is a poorer place. Thanks again to everyone for the love and support you have given us over the last few days, we will be forever grateful. There is dark and evil in this world perpetrated by a few, but so much more love and light emanates from so many more. That thought will sustain us over the coming days."

Heart has spoken to friend and fellow backpacker Emily Jayne Waters from Port Talbot, she spent time with Tom when she first arrived in Australia.

fundraising page has been set up for Tom Jackson's family.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Matt Wilkinson

1pm - 4pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Matt Wilkinson

On TV: 26 Greatest Movie Songs

3pm - 5pm

Watch heart TV

  • Destiny's Child , Beyonce Independent Women

    Now

    iTunes

  • Leann Rimes Can't Fight The Moonlight

    15:20

    iTunes

  • Roxette It Must Have Been Love

    15:17

    iTunes

  • Gabrielle Out Of Reach

    15:14

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart North West.

Follow Heart on Twitter