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Murder investigation launched in Blackpool

Murder Investigation Launched In Blackpool
Murder Investigation Launched In Blackpool

A murder investigation is underway after a man died following a stabbing in Blackpool.

Police were called around 11.15am yesterday (Saturday, October 26) to reports a man had been assaulted in Queen Victoria Road.

Emergency services attended to find a man, who can now be named as Kris Kam, 35, from Blackpool, with two stab wounds to his upper leg. Mr Kam was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment but sadly died earlier this evening (Sunday, October 27)

Detectives believe he had been assaulted by a group of men who made off from the scene in a black Volkswagen Golf car.

A number of people have since been arrested by police in connection with the attack.

Temp Det Ch Insp Alisa Wilson, of Blackpool Police, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are very much with Mr Kam, his family and his friends at this sad time.

“While we have made a number of arrests, we are continuing to appeal to anyone with information about what happened.

“We believe the attackers approached Mr Kam in a black Volkswagen Golf car before making off from the scene in the same vehicle. We are keen to speak to anyone who saw a car, as described, in the area around the time of the incident, or might have dash-cam footage which recorded what happened.

“Attacks of this nature are rare and we would like to reassure people patrols have been increased in the area.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0513 of October 26.