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Skelmersdale murder investigation

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Skelmersdale.

Skelemrsdale Police were contacted by the Ambulance Service at shortly after 4:40am this morning (Saturday, March 28th) to the report that a man was unconscious after being found with a stab wound to his chest at an address on Acregate.

The man was taken to Aintree Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

A 36-year-old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

DCI Gareth Willis from Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) said: “We are in the very early stages of our enquiries and we are working on tracing the man’s family so we can inform them. My thoughts remain with them at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“I am asking anyone who knows anything at all about this incident to speak to us. They can call 101 and quote incident reference 149 of today (March 28th).”

A post mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the cause of the man’s death.

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