Man stabbed to death in Preston as murder investigation launched

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Two men have been arrested following the death of a 25-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest.

Emergency services were called to Kayley House, Preston, at 2.20am on Sunday following the incident and two men, aged 25 and 24, both from Preston, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.

The 25-year-old man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but despite the best efforts of medical staff, sadly later died from his injuries.

Lancashire Constabulary has confirmed the two men were arrested at the scene and that the deceased's next of kin have been informed of his passing.

The death has been described as having happened in "very tragic circumstances" by a Lancashire Constabulary detective.

The force has now launched a murder investigation and is urging any members of the public who have information of the incident to come forward.

Temp Det Ch Supt Mark Winstanley, of Lancashire Constabulary, said: “We have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Preston.

“These are sad and very tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time.

“While we have arrested two men, we continue to piece together the circumstances around what happened.

“We know a number of people were in the building at the time of the incident and I would encourage anyone who has any information, or can assist our enquiries, to come forward."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0125 of November 15.

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