Police release picture in Lancashire-wide manhunt

Posted on - 9th December, 2018 - 2:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Stephen Derbyshire
Stephen Derbyshire

Police have launched a manhunt across Lancashire after a man was murdered in Fleetwood.


Update: Police say Derbyshire has now been arrested on suspicion of murder

The public are being warned not to approach Stephen Derbyshire.

Lancashire Police want to speak to the 33-year-old after the death of Michael Hart.

A collision took place shortly after 1am on Sunday (9 December) between two cars in Hatfield Avenue in Fleetwood.

A foot-chase between two men took place into Broomfield Avenue where 31-year-old Mr Hart was stabbed. He later died in hospital from his injuries.

Michael Hart
Michael Hart

Police say a knife has been recovered from the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Willis, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “This incident has sadly resulted in a man losing his life and our thoughts are with his family and friends. We need to speak to Stephen Derbyshire as a matter of urgency and we are following a number of lines of enquiries to try and trace him.

“I would appeal to anyone who sees him or knows where he may be to get in touch. If anyone does see him I would ask them to contact police and not to approach him.

“I would also appeal to Stephen himself to hand himself in if he sees this appeal.”

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Anyone with information should call police on 999 quoting log number 0110 of today (December 9th)

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