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Jonjo Highton murder: Three men to appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday charged with murder

Posted on - 28th August, 2014 - 6:39pm | 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

Three Preston men accused of murdering Deepdale teenager Jonjo Highton will appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday.

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Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close, Fulwood, Arron Graham, 22, of Ripon Street, Plungington and Craig Walton, 26, of Watling Street Road, Fulwood are all charged with murder.

All three appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on Thursday morning and have been remanded to appear at crown court on Monday 1 September.

Lancashire Police continue to hold five other men on suspicion of murder.

Jonjo Highton was found on St Stephen’s Road on Saturday 23 August and died shortly before midnight from a stab wound to the neck, according to a post mortem.

Police van parked on St Stephens'Road, Deepdale on Sunday lunchtime

A forensics tent on the Sunday following the incident

An appeal is ongoing to trace a vehicle police believe is connected with the stabbing.

Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite said: “I am continuing to appeal for information about the current whereabouts of a blue Vauxhall Vectra car, registration KG04 EJU.

“Do you know the whereabouts of this vehicle?

“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?”

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

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