Victim named in fatal West Derby stabbing case

A man who was fatal stabbed in West Derby on Sunday 19 December has been formally identified as Paul Joseph Stenson – also known as Paul ‘Mac.’

The 30-year-old, who is from the West Derby area, was taken to hospital following the incident in Princess Drive at around 6.30am.

A post mortem revealed he died from a stab wound to the chest.

Two women aged 20, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and have since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Steven O’Neill said, “We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about this incident to come forward and speak to us.

“Unfortunately we have seen the devastating impact that knife crime can have, not only for Paul’s family, who are now facing Christmas without a loved one, but also his friends and the local community.

“I would urge the public to continue to be our eyes and ears and come forward if they have any information about this incident.

“I would also ask anyone who has information about anyone who is carrying or using weapons to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, quoting reference 21000875209.

You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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