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Jonjo Highton murder: Police appeal to find two cars linked to Deepdale stabbing

Posted on - 26th August, 2014 - 12:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Jonjo Highton was found with stab wounds on the street in Deepdale

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

Detectives are hunting two cars they believe were involved in the murder of Deepdale teenager Jonjo Highton.

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A blue Vauxhall vectra and a silver or grey Renault Megane Scenic people carrier were seen in the area.

Police from Preston Police believe Jonjo’s attackers may have used several vehicles on the Saturday night.

The 18 year old was found stabbed to death on St Stephen’s Road shortly before midnight on Saturday.

Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite, said:  “We continue to make good progress on this investigation and I am confident that we will identify all of those responsible for the brutal murder of Jonjo Highton

“We believe that the attackers may have used several vehicles and I would appeal for anyone who may have seen these cars in the area south of Moor Park around St Stephen’s Road area or indeed anywhere in Preston on Saturday night to contact us.

“I am specifically interested in locating a blue Vauxhall Vectra, registration KG04 EJU and a people carrier possibly a silver or grey Renault Megane Scenic that was seen in company with the vehicle.

“Do you know the whereabouts of the Vectra KG04 EJU? Have you been innocently sold this car or asked to scrap it since Saturday? Do you know who has used this car within the last few weeks?”

Police have also arrested two more Preston men, aged 27 and 20, on suspicion of murder.

This takes the total number arrested on suspicion of murder to seven Preston men aged from 19 to 27.

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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