A man from Leyland and two teenage boys from Preston have been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Deepdale.Advertisement
Preston Police have named the 18-year-old man from Leyland as Jamie Dixon, of Clayton Avenue.
He has been charged with attempted murder, along with a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy – both from Preston – who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Update: The 16-year-old boy has died in hospital, and been named, as police say three people now have charges upgraded to murder
Officers were called to a property in Chatham Place at 5.43pm on Wednesday (23 December) where a teenage boy was found with stab wounds to his chest and legs.
He has remained in hospital in a critical condition over Christmas with his family at his bedside.
The man and two boys charged with attempted murder will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court on Monday (28 December).
Police also arrested a 20-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from Preston, during Boxing Day, on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have both been released under investigation.
And a 36-year-old woman from Leyland was arrested on Christmas Eve on suspicion of assisting an offender and has also been released under investigation.
DCI Lee Wilson, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “The victim in this case is continuing to battle for his life and my thoughts remain with him and his family at this extremely distressing time.
“While we have now charged three males as part of this investigation, our enquiries are very much ongoing.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank members of the community for their invaluable help with this investigation so far and continue to ask anybody with information to come forward.”
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Deputy chief constable of Lancashire Police, Terry Woods, said: “All our thoughts are with the victim of this horrendous attack.
“Yet again tireless work by our investigation and wider team leads to charges.
“Very grateful for the many officers and staff who have given up their Christmas to seek justice for the victim and the community.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0575 of December 24, 2020.
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