Further arrest made in Deepdale murder enquiry

Posted on - 19th June, 2022 - 5:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Lee Dawson
Lee Dawson

Detectives investigating the murder of Lee Dawson in Deepdale have arrested a seventh person.


The 32-year-old man from Preston was arrested overnight on suspicion of murder and is today (Sunday 19 June) in custody.

It brings the number of people in custody in connection with the investigation to seven after six other men aged between 18 and 29 were arrested earlier this weekend.

Read more: Six men arrested in Deepdale murder investigation

Police were called at around 3am on Friday (17 June) by the ambulance service after a man was found with stab wounds in Jutland Street.

The man – Lee Dawson, 42, originally from Preston but living in Sunderland – was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly later died.

A Home Office post-mortem examination showed Mr Dawson died as a result of stab wounds. Enquiries into the death are ongoing.

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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