Second man charged with the murder of Matthew Daulby in Ormskirk

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Detectives investigating the death of Matthew Daulby in Ormskirk have charged a second person with his murder. 

Our officers attended Railway Road at 12.05am on July 29 to reports of an ongoing disturbance.

Nineteen-year-old Matthew (pictured right) was found a short distance away with stab injuries. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, Matthew sadly died later in hospital.

Our thoughts remain with Matthew’s loved ones at this extremely distressing time. They continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

A post mortem examination established that the cause of Matthew’s death was a stab wound.

Following enquiries, a 20-year-old man from Ormskirk was arrested on July 29 on suspicion of murder and later released on conditional bail.

He was re-arrested on suspicion of murder this morning (September 14). Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Finley Cook, 20, of Heskin Lane, Ormskirk, was charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody to appear before Preston Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

In August, Henry Houghton, 18, of Barrison Green, Scarisbrick, was also charged with Matthew’s murder. He is remanded in custody to stand trial at Preston Crown Court on November 27.

Our officers are continuing to appeal for information on the whereabouts of a man they want to speak to as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Thomas Dures, 19, (pictured below right) has links to Aughton and Liverpool. 

Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of Thomas Dures is asked to call 101, quoting log 1007 of July 29, 2023. For immediate sightings call 999.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. You can upload information and footage directly here:

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