Murder probe launched in Heysham

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A man has died and his partner is seriously injured after a double stabbing on a caravan park.

Police have launched a murder investigation after being called to Stud Farm Holiday Park in Oxcliffe Road, Heysham at 12.45am on Sunday by paramedics.

On arrival, a 26-year-old woman was found with serious stab wounds to the neck, abdomen and back. Her 28-year-old partner was found nearby also suffering from similar, significant stab wounds.

Both were taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where the man died of his injuries. The woman has since been transferred to Royal Blackburn Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Following extensive enquires a 26-year-old man was arrested by officers in Stoke on Trent and will now be questioned by Lancashire detectives on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. It is believed the man arrested is known to both victims.

Detective Superintendent Paul Withers from the Force Major Investigation Team said: “This is a rare and appalling incident whereby a young man has lost his life and a young woman remains in hospital fighting for her life.

“An investigation is underway into the circumstances of exactly what has happened but I’d appeal to anybody that is staying at the caravan park or lives in the immediate vicinity that heard any commotion or witnessed any part of the incident to contact police.

“Officers working on the inquiry are searching for the knife that they believe was used in the attack but this remains outstanding at this time.”

Police said that the couple were not holidaying, but long-term residents in a static caravan on the site.

Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.