Detectives investigating the death of a man in Ribbleton have overnight arrested two girls from Preston, aged 15 and 16, on suspicion of murder.Advertisement
Six people are now in custody following the fatal stabbing yesterday (Friday 8 July) of a man in his 20s in Raikes Road.
The man was treated at the scene for stab wounds to the chest and taken to Royal Preston Hospital but sadly later died. A post mortem examination is taking place today.
A major investigation is underway, with detectives continuing to appeal for information.
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Det Ch Insp Mark Haworth-Oates, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “Firstly, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the man’s family and friends. This is an utterly tragic and heart-breaking incident and my thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
“We now have six people are in custody and we have a dedicated team of detectives working across a number of enquiries.
“I would urge any witnesses, who have yet to speak to police, to come forward and tell us what they know.
“This is the second fatal stabbing in Preston in the last month and I understand that people in the local community may be concerned. These two offences are not linked but the outcome is that two families in Preston have now been left devastated by the impact of knife crime. I would urge to anyone thinking about carrying a knife to seriously consider the consequences – you could end up jailed, injured or killed.
“Local residents will see an increase in patrols in the area and should you have concerns or any information, then please approach our officers who will be on hand to help.”
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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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