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Four arrests after man stabbed to death in Ribbleton

Posted on - 8th July, 2022 - 11:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton
Raikes Road Pic: Google
Raikes Road Pic: Google

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in Ribbleton today (Friday 8 July).

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Two boys aged 16 and an 18-year-old woman, all from Preston, as well as an 18-year-old man from Blackpool, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in custody.

Police were called around 6.25pm to Raikes Road after a report of an assault.

Read more: Preston teenager charged with Raikes Road murder

Emergency services attended the scene with a man in his 20s found with stab wounds to the chest. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Royal Preston Hospital but sadly later died.

An investigation is underway and enquiries ongoing.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and urging anyone with information to come forward.

Read more: Fourth person charged with murder of Preston man Lee Dawson

Det Insp Simon Challenger, of Lancashire Police, said: “These are absolutely tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time.

“While we have made a number of arrests, it is absolutely vital we speak to all witnesses.

“We believe the attack took place in the street and was seen by a number of people. While we have spoken to some individuals, I would encourage anyone with information, who have yet to speak to our officers, to come forward.

“It is crucial we piece together what has happened.

“Patrols have been increased in the area and our investigation is very much ongoing.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1135 of July 8.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.


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