Police continue to question two men over Deepdale murder

Posted on - 20th June, 2022 - 9:01am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Plungington, Preston News
Lee Dawson
Lee Dawson

Two men continue to be questioned by detectives investigating the death of Lee Dawson in Preston last week.


The men, aged 20 and 29, remain in custody while enquiries continue to be made.

Over the weekend five other men – aged between 18-31 – were arrested on suspicion of murder and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Police were called around 3am on Friday (June 17) by the Ambulance Service after 42-year-old Lee Dawson was found with stab wounds in Jutland Street.

Mr Dawson, originally from Preston but living in Sunderland – was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly later died and a murder investigation was launched.

A Home Office post-mortem examination showed Mr Dawson died as a result of stab wounds.

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 here Murder investigation in Preston | Lancashire Constabulary | Community Portal (

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