Shortly before 8.40pm last night (Tuesday 8 August 2017). police were called to reports of a large fight on Crosshill Road.
On arrival, officers discovered four people had suffered stab wounds and were taken to hospital. Sadly, an 18-year-old man died shortly afterwards.
Superintendent Pester, said: “We completely understand that the community will be concerned after waking up and hearing this tragic news this morning. I want to assure you we have had officers on the ground working solidly through the night trying to get to the bottom of what has happened”.
“We are in the very early stages of this investigation. we are trying to understand the motive behind this attack and who is responsible.
“I want to make it clear. t this stage, there isn’t any information to suggest this stabbing is linked to a murder trial which finished at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 8 August.)
“At the forefront of this investigation, as always, are the victims and their families.