Picture released of man who died after Blackpool stabbing

Joshua Whitley
Joshua Whitley

Detectives have issued a picture of a man who died after suffering stab wounds.

Police launched a murder investigation following the death of Joshua Whitley, 26.

Mr Whitley – who also went by the surname Atcherley – had been stabbed at an address on Station Road, Blackpool.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

A post-mortem examination has revealed the cause of death to be a single stab wound to the chest.

A 24-year-old man from Blackpool has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in hospital with chest injuries. His condition is described as serious but stable.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Mark Dickinson of Blackpool Police, said: “First of all, my thoughts are with Joshua’s family at this incredibly tragic time.

“While we have made an arrest, we are still keen to hear from anyone with any information which could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting log number 1805 of 27th July.