Detectives investigating a murder have arrested a man

Sunday, December 9, 2018

DETECTIVES investigating a murder in Fleetwood have arrested a man.

Stephen Derbyshire, 33, of Fleetwood, was detained this afternoon (Sunday, December 9th) at an address in the town following a public appeal to help trace him. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police were called at shortly after 1am today to reports of a collision between two cars on Hatfield Avenue in the town. A foot chase then ensued between two men on to Broomfield Road where the victim, Michael Hart, was stabbed. Mr Hart, 31, of Fleetwood, sadly died later in hospital from his injuries. His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Michael Hart

A knife has been recovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Willis, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “My thoughts first and foremost remain with Michael’s family and friends at this time.

“While we have now made an arrest our enquiries are very much on-going and I would continue to appeal to anyone who has any information which could assist to come forward. I would like to thank everyone in the community for their co-operation and support so far.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 0110 of today (December 9th) or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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