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Man found dead after ‘road rage’ incident in Kirkham

Posted on - 18th July, 2019 - 8:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Freckleton Street in Kirkham Pic: Google
Freckleton Street in Kirkham Pic: Google

A man has died after an apparent road rage incident in Kirkham.

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Fylde Police attended the incident around 4.15pm in Freckleton Street.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eyewitnesses told Blog Preston there had been a dispute between the drivers of two cars following a collision.

Police gave chase after the car, which is understood to have hit the man, and it was stopped on the M61 between junction 6 and 5 following a police chase on Thursday (18 July).

Four people, who were in the Nissan Micra, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in custody.

Two girls aged 16 and 17 have been arrested, along with an 18-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man. They are all from Manchester.

Freckleton Street remains cordoned off by police as they continue their investigation.

Police have contacted the deceased’s next of kin and the family will be offered the support of specially trained officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Eric Halford said: “We are in the very early stages of what is clearly an extremely serious incident which has resulted in a man losing his life.

“While we have made a number of arrests our enquiries are very much on-going and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed these events or who has any information which could assist our investigation to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 1068 of today (Thursday, July 18th) or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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