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Man arrested over fatal stabbing of Shaun Murphy

Police were called to Greenbrow Road in the early hours of Saturday. Credit: MEN Syndication

Police have named a man who was stabbed to death in south Manchester as 38-year-old Shaun Murphy.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder late on Saturday night. He remains in custody for questioning.

I have a large team investigating Shaun’s murder and this morning we arrested a 23-year-old man. This investigation is still in it’s early stages and we are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry.

Our investigation does not finish there however, so I am still appealing for anyone who may have any information that could help us to get in touch.

Any information, no matter how small could be vital to our investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jane Higham, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8797, or alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Two critical after pub stabbing in St Helens

Two teenagers have been arrested after a stabbing in St Helens which left two people in a critical condition, a third person was also injured. The attack is believed to have been have happened at the rear of the Phoenix pub on Canal Street.

A significant number of road closures are in place in the area of Cineworld, Aldi and up to the Range to enable officers to forensically examine the scene.

A 17-year-old male from Rainhill and an 18-year-old man from Liverpool have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A full investigation has now been launched, house to house enquiries are being carried out and CCTV opportunities are being explored.

“This was a shocking incident for the victims.

“I want to make it clear that Merseyside Police will not tolerate the use of knives on our streets and the force is absolutely committed to eradicating knife crime and alongside our partners, we will continue to educate, enforce and act on any information given to us, to make the streets safer.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Liverpool Street, Bridge Street or Canal Street at the time of the incident. Any information no matter how small could be crucial to our investigation."

– Detective Inspector Cath Haggerty

Third teenager arrested over college stabbing

A third 17-year-old remains in police custody. Credit: ITV News/Granada Reports

A third teenager has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed during a lesson at a Cheshire college.

Two other 17-year-olds remain in custody after the incident at Riverside College, Widnes, on Wednesday afternoon. The 17-year-old victim remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

I would like to reassure people that this appears to be an isolated incident. The investigation is continuing and enquiries are ongoing. If anyone has any concerns regarding the incident or any information, which could assist with our enquiries, they are urged to speak to a local officer or call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 473 of 7 December.

– Chief Inspector Richard Rees, Cheshire Police

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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,

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