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Fourth person charged with murder of Preston man Lee Dawson

Posted on - 23rd June, 2022 - 7:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Lee Dawson
Lee Dawson

Detectives investigating the death of Lee Dawson in Deepdale have this evening (Thursday 23 June) charged another man with his murder. 

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This brings to a total four people who have been charged with the murder of the 42-year-old, and one person who has been charged with assisting an offender.

Six others have been arrested in connection with the investigation and bailed pending further enquiries.

The latest to be charged is Robert Cross, 33, of Milner Street. He is due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Friday 24 June).

The others charged with Mr Dawson’s murder are Stuart Brown, 36, of Dawson Walk, who is due to appear at Preston Crown Court tomorrow, Andrew Wilcock, 29, of Lincoln Walk and Benjamin Bibby, 20, of Dawson Walk, who both appeared at Preston Crown Court earlier today.

Kerry-Ann Metcalfe, 38, of Dawson Walk, is charged with assisting an offender. She appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court this morning and has been remanded until July.

Read more: Two more charged in connection with murder of Preston man Lee Dawson

Mr Dawson died as a result of stab wounds after being found in Jutland Street in the early hours of Friday 17 June.

Det Chief Insp Mark Haworth-Oates, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “We have now charged a total of four people with Mr Dawson’s murder, a further person with assisting an offender and we have arrested and bailed a number of others.

“I am grateful for all the assistance we have received during the course of our enquiries this week and I would continue to appeal to anyone with information to get in touch.

”My thoughts of course remain with all of Mr Dawson’s loved ones at this time.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0149 of June 17. 

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

You can also submit information to Murder investigation in Preston.


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