Parents of teenager stabbed to death in Preston appeal for calm

Sarmad Al-Saidi Credit: Lancashire Police

The parents of a Lancashire teenager who was stabbed to death have appealed for calm as they pay tribute to him.

16 year old Sarmad Al-Saidi was found with injuries to his chest and legs when police were called to a house in Chatham Place, Preston on Wednesday 23 December.

The teenager died in hospital on Sunday.

18 year old Jamie Dixon, 18 of Clayton Avenue in Leyland, and two boys aged 16 and 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with Sarmad's murder.

The three were remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court tomorrow.

A 20 year old man and a 28 year old woman, both from Preston, and a 36 year old woman from Leyland were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender but have since been released under investigation.