Man stabbed to death in alleged late night attack named

Police at Station Road yesterday
Police at Station Road yesterday
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A young man who was stabbed to death in Blackpool has been named.

Police were called at 10.26pm on Friday to reports a man had been stabbed at an address on Station Road in Blackpool.

Joshua Atcherley, 27, was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death to be a single stab wound.

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

Detective inspector Mark Dickinson, of Blackpool police, said: “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 July 27.