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Five more charged over Jonjo Highton murder

Jonjo Highton

Five more people have been charged over the death of a teenager in a knife attack in Preston. 18 year old Jonjo Highton died in the street after he was stabbed in August. 13 people have now been charged in connection with his murder.

Of the latest arrests Joshua Bore, 19, from Ribbleton has been charged with murder.

A 16-year-old boy from Darwen and Stuart Eastham, 32, of Gisburn Road, Ribbleton have been charged with assisting an offender.

Natasha Tunstall, 28, of Everton Street and William Bore, 45, of Morris Road, Ribbleton, have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Joshua Bore and the 16 year old are both due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court this morning.

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Umbilical cord and placenta found at Preston cemetery

A new mother has been urged to come forward after an umbilical cord and a human placenta were found at Preston Cemetery.

The remains were found at Preston Cemetery Credit: Google Maps

A worker found the remains at Preston Cemetery in New Hall Lane shortly before 9.30am on Friday.

Examinations suggested the remains came from a baby boy, with further tests scheduled to try and identify the "extremely vulnerable" mother.

Police said the mother and young baby will be in need of "urgent medical and emotional support", adding that it was "vital" the mother got in touch.

CCTV of man wanted for questioning after Preston nightclub assault

Police have released CCTV pictures of a man they want to speak to after a man was assaulted at a nightclub in Preston.

Police want to speak to this man after the assault Credit: Lancashire Police

Police say the incident took place at around 3.30am on Sunday 14 September in Evoque nightclub on Church Street. An 18 year old man was punched to the right hand side of his face, causing him to fall to the floor and lose consciousness.

The following day he attended Royal Preston Hospital and received treatment for a fractured jaw.

PC Katherine Jolly of Preston Police said: “This was an unprovoked attack on the dance floor which left the victim with a fractured jaw. I am particularly keen to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV footage and I would urge anyone who recognises him to contact us. I would also appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who may have any information that could assist with our investigation to come forward.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference number LC-20140803-0199.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Professional display fireworks stolen in Preston

Fireworks for professional displays worth £10,000 have been stolen from the Preston area. Police say they could be lethal if used by members of the public.

This theft is worrying, not least because of their explosive content, and the potential for serious injury if they aren’t handled properly.

The stolen fireworks are potentially lethal if used by members of the public, and we are warning people to be on the guard and only buy fireworks from reputable dealers.

If anyone has any knowledge of where these fireworks may be I would urge them to contact police.

– PC Vicky Salkeld

Preston Murder victim was stabbed

Detectives investigating the murder of a man on Lostock Hall say he died from a stab wound.

Police were called at about 11pm on Monday to a report of a disturbance at an address on Albrighton Crescent in Lostock Hall and found 25 year old Adam Wilson with a serious knife injury to his leg. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but died a short time later.

Officers have launched a major investigation and are carrying out house to house inquiries in the area. Detectives are especially keen to speak to anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the area around Albrighton Crescent in the hours before the incident to come forward.

A 21 year old man from Lostock Hall arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

“This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life. I would appeal for anyone who has any information, however unimportant they think it may be, to come forward and contact us. I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a man described as white male, early twenties, wearing dark coloured tracksuit top and tracksuit bottoms who may have had with him a red mountain bike in the area on Monday.”

– Det Chief Inspector Neil Ashton

Officers investigating after man dies in Lostock Hall

Police have been investigating after a man was found at an address in Lostock Hall with injuries which he later died from.

Police at the scene on Albrighton Close Credit: Dave Brown, ITV Granada
Police are at the scene Credit: Dave Brown, ITV Granada

He was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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