Memories of well-known solicitor stabbed at home

David Edwards
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Tributes have been pouring in for a Lancashire lawyer who died after being stabbed.

David Mark Edwards, 51, died from a single wound to the chest in what police believe was a “domestic incident”.

The emergency services were called to his detached house on Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, at 8.20pm on Sunday.

Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman from Chorley on suspicion of murder and were continuing to question her yesterday after being given extra time.

Mr Edwards worked as a solicitor and was well-known on the magistrates’ court circuit.

He previously ran his own firm, Stanley H Cross in Chorley, and he moved to Kevills when it was taken over.

He had recently returned from his honeymoon after getting married.

Mr Edwards was also a devoted Chorley FC fan.

On Twitter, Chorley FC Supporters Trust said: “Chorley Supporters Trust is shocked & saddened at news of the tragic loss of well known & popular fan David Edwards. RIP Dave #MagpieFamily”

Chorley FC player Adam Roscoe tweeted: “Terrible news about Dave Edwards. Such a nice guy, always made time for a chat after games. Still in total shock. RIP big guy.”

Chorley Electrical Pool Players League tweeted: “@ChorleyPool extends its heartfelt sympathies to Friends & Family of Dave Edwards, long time pool league player and all round gent. RIP Dave”

Retired boxer Michael Jennings, from Chorley, tweeted: “RIP Dave Edwards what a sad loss! #RIP”

People also took to the Evening Post’s Facebook page to pay tribute to Mr Edwards.

Lyndsey G Taycur-Whitfield said: “He was my solicitor in case in 2013 top bloke and so r.i.p David xxx”

Pat Jeffery said: “Rip David, you were a lovely man.”

Michael Lewis Ainsworth said: “Rip Dave won’t look the same in the football club with out you”

Steve Moss said: “Such a shame, what a top bloke. RIP Dave gonna be sadly missed I’m sure”

Mark R Eastham said: “Rip David thanks for all your help top guy”

Janet Watkis said: “Thinking of his family & friends RIP xx”