Fleetwood man denies murder of dad who died from single stab wound to the neck

The trial of Rhys Austin continues at Preston Crown Court tomorrow as he stands accused of stabbing fellow Fleetwood man Danny Wise to death during a row last year.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 11:14 am

Austin, 23, of Broadwater Avenue, pleaded not guilty to murder in December. His trial began on March 1 and is expected to conclude on Friday.

It is alleged he fatally stabbed Mr Wise during an altercation near Mowbray Place, Fleetwood, on June 24. Emergency services were called at 8.05am to the junction of Laidleys Walk and Macbeth Road, where they found the victim, a dad of one, with a suspected stab wound.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he later died.

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VICTIM: Danny Wise

Post-mortem tests gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the neck.

The trial continues.