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Fleetwood man charged with murder

Danny Wise who died in the Victoria Hospital

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Fleetwood have today (Thursday, June 25) charged a man with murder. 

 

Police were called around 8.05am yesterday (Wednesday, June 24) to the junction of Laidleys Walk and Macbeth Road after reports of an assault.

Emergency services attended with a 32-year-old man found with a suspected stab wound. The man, Danny Wise (pictured), was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with neck injuries but sadly later died. A post mortem established cause of death as a single stab wound to the neck.

Detectives believe Mr Wise was earlier assaulted on Mowbray Place.

Following enquiries and after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Rhys Austin, 22, of Broadwater Avenue, Fleetwood, has been charged with murder. He has been remanded to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Friday, June 26).

Det Ch Insp Gareth Willis, of Lancashire Police's Force Major Investigation Team, said: "My thoughts remain with Danny's family, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

"While we have charged a man our enquiries are continuing and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch with us."

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log 0328 of June 24.

In a tribute, Danny's family said: "It is with our hearts breaking that I write this tribute to my loving son Danny Wise.  Special, brother, uncle and father too! You had so much life left to live, so many good qualities to share with us all.  I can't begin to put into words the impact your leaving us has had on so many! 

"Our family is broken, but your passing has brought us closer together. You will be forever in our hearts my beautiful boy and you will live on through your amazing little boy Harry Marshall Wise, who we will ensure knows his Daddy like you were never taken from him! 

"I would like to thank the staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the paramedics who worked so hard to save this precious life, and took care of us all in our time of need.  Also, his work colleagues who were there for him and did all they could for my boy.  To his best friends who held him close as he slipped away, I know how you are hurting now but I thank you from the bottom of my heart, it's a great comfort to us all that you were there to hold him." 

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