Devastated family pay tribute to 25-year-old who was stabbed to death in Preston

The family of a man who was stabbed to death in Preston yesterday have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Monday, 16th November 2020, 11:57 am

Police were called at around 2.20am yesterday (Sunday, November 15) to a report of a man having been attacked at a property in New Hall Lane.

Officers attended Kayley House where a 25-year-old man was found with stab wounds to the chest.

Lancashire Police have now named the man as Adam Le Roi, from Preston.

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Adam Le Roi, 25, from Preston, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but later died from his injuries

Mr Le Roi was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but later died from his injuries.

A Home Office post mortem examination gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

Two men, aged 25 and 24, both from Preston, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

In a statement, Adam’s heartbroken family said: "We are devastated at the loss of our son, he was loved by all his family and will be forever missed my his sisters, grandparents and extended family.

Adam Le Roi, 25, was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest after police rushed to Kayley House in New Hall Lane on Sunday, November 15. (Photo by David Nelson)

"He was well liked and an full of life which was cut short by this brutal attack.

"We are shocked that anyone would kill our son in such a way.

"We hope that justice will be served in due course and urge anyone with any information to come forward and help the police."

Det Ch Insp Jane Webb said: "Our thoughts remain with Adam’s family at this sad and very difficult time. They are being supported by our officers.

"The investigation into Adam’s death is very much on-going.

"We have conducted a number of enquiries and while we have made two arrests would continue to appeal to anyone who can assist our investigation to come forward.

"We know a number of people were in the building at the time of the incident and if you have yet to speak with police and can help please get in touch."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0125 of November 15.

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