Man charged with murder

Police tape on Fishwick Parade, Preston

Police tape on Fishwick Parade, Preston

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A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 50-year-old man in Preston.

Officers were called at about 6am on Sunday, December 20, to reports of an altercation at an address on Fishwick Parade in the city.

A 50-year-old man from Preston, named locally as Steve Whitney, was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital suffering from a stab wound but died a short time later.

A 63-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and charged on Monday.

Hugh Cushnaghan, of Montgomery Street in Irvine, Scotland, will appear before Preston Magistrates on Tuesday charged with murder.