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Murder investigation continues as tributes paid to man stabbed in Deepdale

Posted on - 18th June, 2022 - 8:57am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Plungington, Preston News
Lee Dawson
Lee Dawson

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in Preston.

Lancashire Police were called around 3am on Friday June 17, 2022 by the ambulance service after a man was found with stab wounds in Jutland Street, Deepdale.

Officers attended with Lee Dawson who was 42-years-old found with serious chest injuries due to a stabbing. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly later died.

An investigation is underway and enquiries ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Det Ch Insp Mark Haworth-Oates, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances and our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones at this difficult time.

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“They are being provided with our full support and have our deepest sympathies. Our investigation is at its very early stages and we have a team of detectives working to identify and arrest those responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone with information about what happened to come forward. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in and around the Jutland Street area around the time of the incident? If so, please come forward.

“Furthermore if you have any CCTV footage or doorbell footage which could assist us, please get in touch. We would like to reassure the public patrols have been increased in the area.”

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A family tribute said: “Lee loved his children deeply and would do anything for them. He had a strong heart and stronger head. He was a big friendly giant.

“Once you had Lee as a friend you had a friend for life. He lived life to the full and will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0149 of June 17. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

To upload footage, visit the Lancashire Constabulary website.

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