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Nimes Street stabbing: Hugh Cushnaghan pleads guilty to manslaughter

Posted on - 9th May, 2016 - 10:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, News
Nimes Street remained closed off by Preston Police during Sunday

Nimes Street closed off during the police investigation

A Scottish man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter following a stabbing in Fishwick just days before Christmas.

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Hugh Cushnaghan, 64, of Montgomery Street, Irvine, entered his plea as his trial was about to begin at Preston Crown Court on Monday (May 9).

He was accused of stabbing Steven Whitney, his girlfriend’s estranged husband, in the heart.

It followed an altercation in Nimes Street, Fishwick, around 5.45am in December last year.

Mr Whitney, 50, from Winsford, Cheshire, was taken to hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Steven Whitney pictured in 1991 with his daughter Stephanie

Steven Whitney pictured in 1991 with his daughter Stephanie

Cushnaghan is due to be sentenced on Friday 27 May.

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