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Police investigate murder of 23-year-old man in Bolton

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in Bolton.

At around 4.15am this morning, police were called to Brightmeadow Close in Beightmet where they found a 23-year-old man with stab wounds.

The man was taken to hospital where he died.

No arrests have yet been made.

Chief Inspector Carol Martin said:

“Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man.

“We are currently trying to piece together what happened before police arrived at the scene and we will be doing everything we can to find the person or persons responsible.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the disturbance or seen anything suspicious before or after police arrived to get in touch so we can give this man’s family and friends the answers they deserve.”

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Phoenix Nights' creator Dave Spikey celebrates 15 years in showbiz

The man who wrote and created the sitcom Phoenix Nights alongside Peter Kay is celebrating fifteen years in showbiz by heading on tour for the fifth time.

Bolton-born comedian Dave Spikey is currently in the middle of his stand up tour 'Punchlines' and will head to Manchester and Burnley next week. Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore caught up with him in his hometown of Chorley.

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