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Nimes Street murder: Stab victim named as Steve Whitney

Posted on - 21st December, 2015 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, News
Steven Whitney pictured in 1991 with his daughter Stephanie

Steven Whitney pictured in 1991 with his daughter Stephanie

The victim who died in a stabbing incident in Fishwick has been named.

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Steve Whitney, 50, has been named locally as the man who died in Royal Preston Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Preston Police were called to an altercation in Nimes Street, off Fishwick Parade, shortly after 6am.

They found Mr Whitney with stab wounds and he was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.

A 63-year-old Scottish man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Preston Police confirmed on Monday morning he is still being questioned.

Nimes Street remained closed off by Preston Police during Sunday

Nimes Street remained closed off by Preston Police during Sunday

Family and friends of Mr Whitney have been paying tribute on social media.

Aaron James said: “RIP Dad love you soo much xxx”

Bernie Sharples wrote: “RIP Ste. Did not know you well enough. My heart goes out to your children five days before Xmas!”

Hayley Prince said: “RIP Ste. So Sad. Thinking of your children so close to Christmas. x”

Ang Taylor, a friend of the family, said Mr Whitney’s two Cheshire-based children were ‘heartbroken’ after received the bad news.

She said Steven had lived in Weaverham, near Winsford, for around 10 years before moving to Preston.

Preston’s Muslim community has also been paying their respects, as their annual Prophet Mohammed procession passed by the crime scene on Sunday afternoon.

Mosque leaders silenced the parade as it set off from the Madjid-E-Aqsa mosque in Fishwick Parade.

Did you know Mr Whitney? You can leave your tributes in the comments below or email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk

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