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Man charged with murder following fatal stabbing in Colne

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

We have charged a man with murder following a fatal stabbing in Colne.

Our officers were called to New Market Street, Colne, at 2.26pm on Sunday (31st March) where paramedics were treating a man with a number of serious injuries.

The man - 34-year-old Richard Chamberlain from Colne - sadly died a short time later.

Richard’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers and our thoughts are with them at this distressing time.

A postmortem examination established the cause of Richard’s death was multiple stab wounds.

A 44-year-old man from Colne was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of Richard’s murder.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, we have this evening charged Frank Wrona, 44, of New Market Street, Colne, with murder.

He has been remanded into custody to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court in the morning.

We are continuing to appeal for witnesses. Anyone with information or footage which could assist our investigation is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 640 of 31st March 2024.