UPDATE: More men arrested in murder probe

Tributes left at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Deepdale, Preston

Tributes left at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Deepdale, Preston

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A total of five men have now been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the death of a teenager in Preston.

Police believe several people were involved in a “brutal attack” in Deepdale on 18-year-old Jonjo Highton.

Police at the scene of a murder, suspected stabbing, on Saint Stephen's Road, Deepdale, Preston.

Police at the scene of a murder, suspected stabbing, on Saint Stephen's Road, Deepdale, Preston.

Officers were called to St Stephen’s Road at about 11.20pm on Saturday, following reports that a man had been seriously injured.

Emergency services who attended found Jonjo in the street with serious wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A murder investigation led by the Force Major Investigation Team is now underway, and yesterday, a 19-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Four other men, two aged 21, a 22-year-old and a 26-year-old, all from Preston, have now also been arrested on suspicion of murder and all have been taken into custody.

A post mortem examination carried out on Sunday showed Jonjo died as a result of a wound to the neck, caused by a type of blade.

He had also suffered a number of other injuries, also caused by a blade.

 

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