FAMILY and friends of a man who was fatally stabbed have rallied round to help support his two daughters.

Tarro ‘Taz’ Grogan died after being stabbed twice in Blackburn shortly after 9.30am last Sunday.

After an overwhelming response on social media following his death, a fight night in memory of the 29-year-old will be organised by Rob Freedman from Blackburn Predators, the mixed martial arts club Mr Grogan was a member of.

Mr Freedman said: “In all my years of promoting I’ve not seen anything like this.

“I’ve had about 130 people saying they want to fight for Taz so far.

“A lot of these people aren’t even fighters, they just want to help out.

“We haven’t set an exact date for the fight night yet but the event has had over 500 shares on Facebook and I’ve already had over 20 sponsors come forward wanting to sponsor it.

“It’s incredible stuff.”

Writing on the Blackburn Predators Facebook page, Mr Freedman said: “We will do our best to produce the best show this town has ever seen as a mark of respect for this great man and we’ll give more details when we’ve finalised a few things.”

A number of fundraising pages have also been set up in Mr Grogan’s memory, including one created by his sister, Cherish Duckworth, which has raised almost £4,000 in three days.

Writing on the GoFundMe page, Miss Duckworth said: “Tarro loved his girls more than anything in this world. He didn’t have the best start in life and he often got into trouble but he sorted his life out, started at uni and got on the right path for his girls. I was so proud of him for that.

“I know there’s a lot of people wanting to arrange nights and charity events in memory of him and I have asked for anyone wanting to donate to donate to this GoFundMe page to support the costs of his funeral, and anything left will go to his daughters.”

Mr Grogan died on Sunday after suffering stab wounds to his chest and neck area.

Dylan Mark Slater, 26, was due to appear at Preston Crown Court today charged with his murder.

Two men aged 28 and 29 and a woman aged 39 were arrested but have since been released without charge and will now be treated as witnesses.