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Stab victim named as local man - Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have confirmed the 51 year old man who it's thought died from a single stab wound in an incident on Millman Road, Walton has now been named. He was Stephen Essery who was from the Walton area. Four people arrested remain in custody.

A 41-year-old man from Kirkdale, a 16-year-old boy, a 46-year-old man, and a 37-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody.


Tribute to Urmston man: 'A really likeable man who lived life to the full'

Phillip Owen Credit: GMP

The family of a 42 year old man who died in Urmston have paid tribute to him.

Phillip Owen's body was found at his home on Gloucester Road at 7pm last Sunday evening.

He had a single stab wound to his neck.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are now appealing to the public for information.

He was a good brother and son and always worked really hard at everything he did. He could make friends in a second and was a really likeable person who lived live to the full.

– Family tribute

This is now a murder enquiry and we will do everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“Our thoughts are with Phillip’s family at this difficult time and specially trained officers are on hand to offer their support.

“We are now appealing for the public’s help with our investigation, any information you have could be a vital part of the jigsaw.

“The loss of any loved one is heart breaking but for the victim’s family and friends to lose him like this must be unbearable and I would urge anyone with knowledge to get in touch with us.”

– Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick, Head of GMP’s Major Incident Team

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 2397 of 30/10/16, or Crimestoppers,


Man charged with murder after woman stabbed in Wigan

A man, 51, has been charged with murdering the 42-year-old at a house in Wigan. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man has been charged after a woman was killed in Wigan.

The woman, 42, was found with stab wounds to the chest at a house on Makinson Avenue on the afternoon of Thursday, October 6.

She was taken to hospital but died from her injuries a short time later.

Stuart Gallear, 51, from Wigan, has been charged with murder.

Reports of stabbing spark police response in Southport

The pub has been cordoned off after reports of a stabbing. Credit: Google Maps

A major police response has been sparked after reports of a stabbing in Southport.

A cordon is in place around The Coronation pub on King Street.

The victim is believed to have tried to escape into the Subway branch on the corner of King Street and Eastbank Street. Credit: Google Maps

Forensic officers have been seen inside the Subway branch on the corner of King Street and Eastbank Street after reports the victim tried to escape inside.

At least one person is believed to have been taken to hospital.

A police helicopter has been seen above the area. It is not known if the perpetrator has been caught.

Man, 70, critically ill after stabbing outside pub in Liverpool

A 70 year old man stabbed outside Blarney Stone Pub, Renshaw Street. Credit: PA

A 70 year old man is critically ill after he was stabbed outside a pub in Liverpool city centre tonight.

It happened at 8.05pm outside the Blarney Stone pub on Renshaw Street.

A 55-year-old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and has been taken into custody for questioning.

CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and a road closure is currently in place on Renshaw Street.

Police are urging witnesses to call Liverpool CID on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man detained under mental health act after woman stabbed in park

Police were called to a street outside the park after reports a woman had been stabbed. Credit: Google Maps

Merseyside Police says a man, 18, arrested over an incident yesterday afternoon in Stadt Moers Park has been detained under the mental health act.

Police were called to West View at around midday after a woman was stabbed in the park in Huyton. She was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

The 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder a short time later.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact Knowsley CID by calling 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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