Detectives continue to question two men in murder probe

Monday, June 20, 2022

DETECTIVES investigating the death of Lee Dawson in Preston are continuing to question two men on suspicion of his murder.

The men, aged 20 and 29, remain in custody while we continue to make enquiries into Mr Dawson’s murder last week.

Five other men – aged between 18 and 31 - arrested over the weekend on suspicion of murder have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

We were called around 3am on Friday (June 17) by the Ambulance Service after 42-year-old Lee Dawson was found with stab wounds in Jutland Street.

Mr Dawson (pictured), originally from Preston but living in Sunderland - was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly later died and a murder investigation was launched.

A Home Office post-mortem examination showed Mr Dawson died as a result of stab wounds.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0149 of June 17.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also submit information here Murder investigation in Preston | Lancashire Constabulary | Community Portal (



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