UK coach murder suspect 'flees'

The man accused of murdering a 25-year-old British football coach on a street in New York has reportedly fled to Mexico.

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Football coach murder suspect 'fled to Mexico'

A man suspected of murdering a British football coach in New York has fled to Mexico, according to reports.

Mike Jones, 25, from Tarleton, Lancashire, was found with a severed ear and stab wounds to his torso and neck in the early hours of Sunday.

Mike Jones, from Tarleton, Lancashire, was stabbed to death in New York in the early hours of Sunday. Credit: New York Red Bulls

Mr Jones, who coached the juniors of US Major Soccer League team New York Red Bulls, was rushed to hospital from near 25 West 14th Street but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police sources told the Associated Press and the New York Daily News that suspect Orlando Orea, 32, bought a one-way ticket with cash shortly before he flew out of Kennedy International Airport.

He left the country early Tuesday morning about 15 hours before detectives identified him and asked for him to be placed on a no-fly list.

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