A 20-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a stabbing in Deepdale.Advertisement
Police in Preston say a murder investigation is underway following the incident on St Stephen’s Road.
Around 11.30pm on Saturday police and paramedics arrived at St Stephen’s Road to find a Preston man in his late teens, on the street with serious injuries.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been named locally as 18 year old Jonjo Highton.
A post mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish the exact cause of death but a statement from Lancashire Police says “the man had suffered what appear to be a number of knife wounds.”
Extra police patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure residents and a cordon remains in place.
Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1581 of Saturday, August 23rd or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.