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Mike Jones, the Lancashire football coach who was stabbed to death in New York yesterday, is presumed to know his killer, according to New York police officials.
Releasing CCTV footage of a suspect in the 25-year-old's death, police said Mr Jones was captured on video walking with the person presumed to be his killer, suggesting that the attack was not random, according to The New York Times.
Mr Jones had been out with his girlfriend and a friend of hers until around 11.30pm, police said.
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New York Police have released surveillance footage of a suspect in the murder of New York Red Bulls' juniors coach Mike Jones, from Tarleton, Lancashire, who was stabbed to death in the city's Greenwich Village yesterday.
A 25-year-old football coach from Tarleton, Lancashire, was stabbed to death in New York yesterday.
Mike Jones, coach for New York Red Bulls' juniors, was found in the early hours of the morning with a severed ear and stab wounds to his torso and neck, near 25 West 14th Street, police said.
Mr Jones, who studied at Edge Hill University, Southport, was declared dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital, New York.
John Parkinson, treasurer of Tarleton Corinthians who Mr Jones used to play for, said: "We are trying to come to terms with it. He was a genuine lad, no trouble. He was not a lad who would look for trouble or anything like that. He is not the sort of lad that would be up to no good."
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The New York Police Department are hunting the killer of Briton Mike Jones, 25, who was stabbed to death in Greenwich Village yesterday.