Friends of a teenager who was murdered in Deepdale have been paying tribute.Advertisement
The 18 year old, named locally as Jonjo Highton, was killed late on Saturday night on St Stephen’s Road.
A board with pictures and flowers has been left near to where Jonjo died, and candles lit overnight in his memory.
R.I.P jonjo highton pic.twitter.com/6n7xK9yvM7
— Ashley Hughes-Carr (@hughes_carr) August 24, 2014
Readers on the Blog Preston Facebook page have been among those paying their respects to Jonjo.
Danielle Salisbury posted: “R.I.P JONJO, you have sadly been taken from eveyones lifes my thoughts and prayers goes to all your family & especially your lil lad, such ashame, had the rest of ya life a head of you, you was & still are loved by every1 you came into contact wiv. Good Night God Bless.”
Toniya Jane Murrell said: “This is terrible news poor lad goes out to his family and true friends rip.”
Ashley Miller Hardman posted: “Rest in paradise jon-jo my brother gone but never forgotten you will be missed by all of us see you again one day big fell love and miss you night god-bless.”
Many have posted pictures of Jonjo as a child as part of their tributes to him.
Lancashire Police are continuing to question a 20 year old man in connection with the incident.
A post mortem is still take place by the police have indicated the injuries sustained were consistent with a knife attack.
Last year it is believed Jonjo was attacked in the Deepdale area with a machete by two men who are now in jail.