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Three charged with murder after teenager dies from stab wounds

Written by on 29 December 2020

Three teenagers have been charged with murder after a 16-year-old boy died following a stabbing.

Sarmad Al-Saidi was found with stab injuries to his chest and legs when police were called to a house in Chatham Place, Preston, Lancashire, at about 5.45pm on Wednesday 23 December.

He died in hospital on Sunday.

Lancashire Police said Jamie Dixon, 18, of Clayton Avenue, Leyland, and two boys aged 16 and 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with his murder.

The three were remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.

A 20-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from Preston, and a 36-year-old woman from Leyland, were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender but have since been released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Wilson said: “This incident has resulted in a young man losing his life and my thoughts are very much with Sarmad’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

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“I know this incident has had a major impact on the community and I would like to thank the public for their extremely valuable support with this murder inquiry.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting log 0575 of December 24, 2020, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.