Jonjo Highton murder: Three Preston men charged with murder of Deepdale teenager

Posted on - 28th August, 2014 - 7:37am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, 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 men have been charged with the murder of Jonjo Highton in Deepdle.


The men are:
Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close, Fulwood
Arron Graham, 22, of Ripon Street, Plungington
Craig Walton, 26, Watling Street Road, Fulwood

They will appear at Preston Magistrates court on Thursday morning.

Police are continuing to hold five other men in custody under arrest of suspicion of murder.

A 27 year old man of no fixed address has been bailed pending further enquiries relating to the murder.

He has also been reported for summons in connection with being concerned in the suppyl of class A drugs.

Jonjo Highton, 18, was found on the street with serious stab wounds on Saturday.

An ambulance and police officers were called shortly before midnight but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite who is leading the investigation continues to appeal for information on a vehicles connected to the murder.

He said: “We are determined to thoroughly investigate the tragic and callous murder of Jonjo Highton.

“We continue to make good progress with this investigation, however we are still keen to trace people who may have been involved in the incident.
“I would encourage anyone with any information at all about the murder to contact the police before we visit you.

“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 amonymously on 0800 555 111.

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