Police release picture of murdered Blackpool dad-of-two Mark Webster

Police have released a picture of "devoted family man" Mark Webster, who died after being stabbed in Blackpool on Friday (July 23).

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 2:32 pm
Blackpool dad-of-two Mark Webster, 50, died in hospital from a stab wound to the chest shortly after being attacked at a home in Carsluith Avenue on Friday evening (July 23). Pic: Lancashire Police

The 50-year-old was stabbed multiple times at a home in Carsluith Avenue on Friday evening (July 23) and died a short time later in hospital.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Levi Westhead, of Flakefleet Avenue, Fleetwood, has been charged with murder.

The 18-year-old made his first appearance at Blackpool Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday, July 27).

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He appeared before District Judge Jane Goodwin who remanded him in custody and sent his case to Preston Crown Court where he will next appear on July 29.

In a tribute yesterday (July 26), Mr Webster's family said he was a "truly devoted husband, the best dad to his two children and a much loved son, brother and uncle".

"There are no words to describe the tragic loss of Mark, a devoted dad who many knew as Web – he was our world, our love, our life and our hero," they said.

"Mark was a loyal devoted family man to his wife and two children, our family will never be the same again.

"Thank you for all the love and condolence messages, it shows what a truly magnificent person he was and how he touched so many people's hearts.

"As a family we are devastated and in shock and would appreciate privacy in order to try and come to terms with our loss."

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