Preston man charged and named after double stabbing in Hutton

A Preston man has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent following a double stabbing in Hutton.

Sunday, 6th September 2020, 5:46 pm

Two occupants of a Vauxhall Corsa - a man and a woman - received multiple stab wounds during an altercation with a pedestrian just before midnight on Liverpool Road on Friday, September 4.

The man, aged 22, received injuries to his legs, back and abdomen and is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The woman, aged 28, was initially taken to hospital with wounds to her back but she has since been released.

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Police vehicles block off a stretch of Liverpool Road at Hutton.

Officers have now confirmed Lewis Cowell-Rankin, 20, of Liverpool Road, Preston has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been remanded to appear before Preston Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning (Monday, September 7).

In a previous statement, DI Steve Monks said: "We are still in the early stages of our investigation but I would like to reassure the local community that we believe this was an isolated incident, all parties involved are known to each other and there is no wider threat to the public."

The busy Liverpool Road was closed between Hutton and Longton and was still cordoned off yesterday morning (Saturday, September 5) as police carried out an extensive search of the area.

The road was closed for several hours while officers carried out a search.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting incident reference 1826 of September 4.

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