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Jonjo Highton murder: Five Preston men now held on suspicion of murder

Posted on - 25th August, 2014 - 6:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
Police cordon on St Stephen's

St Stephen’s Road where the stabbing took place

Police have arrested two further men in their investigation into the murder of Jonjo Highton.

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The 18 year old died from a stab wound to the neck just before midnight on Saturday.

Lancashire Police say a 22 year old man and a 26 year old man from Preston have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

This takes the total number arrested on suspicion of murder to five men.

A 19 year old man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning and two 21 year olds arrested on Monday.

Jonjo Highton was found with stab wounds on the street in Deepdale

Jonjo Highton was found with stab wounds on the street in Deepdale

The incident took place on St Stephen’s Road, Deepdale, and Highton was found with a number of injuries from a knife.

A police appeal is ongoing for people to come forward with information.

Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite said: “This young man suffered a brutal attack. I believe there were a number of people involved and we are working hard to identify the offenders.

“I would appeal for anyone with any information, however unimportant they feel it may be, to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1581 of Saturday, August 23rd or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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