UPDATE : Man, 52, charged with murdering wife in Preston

A man ​was due to appear in court today charged with the murder of his wife in Preston. ​

Jamal Khan, 52, of Chatsworth Street, Preston is charged with the murder of Humara Khan, 42.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a murder investigation was launched in Preston.

He ​was ​due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Police were called shortly after 2am on Wednesday, February 15 to an address on Chatsworth Street in the city.

On arrival Humara Khan was found inside the address with a serious head injury.

She was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where she later died.

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Murder investigation following death of woman in Preston

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Preston.

Police were called at shortly after 2am today (Wednesday, February 15) to an address on Chatsworth Street in the city.

On arrival a 42 year old woman was found inside the address with a serious head injury. She was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where she sadly later died.

A 52 year old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Police are at the scene, and have taped-off the area. Forensic officers have arrived, wearing protective clothing, and have erected a tent outside the front door of one of the houses.

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Appeal for witnesses after New Year’s Day murder

Preston Police are appealing for witnesses after the New Year’s Day murder in Preston.

Officers believe three men could have witnessed an assault on Wenqing Xu during which he suffered injuries from which he later died.

Police were called by the Ambulance Service at around 8.30am on January 1 after a man was found unconscious and partially clothed on Hammond Street, Preston near to Plungington Community Centre.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital in a critical condition but sadly later died. He was later identified as Mr Wenqing Xu, 67, who lived with his family in Preston.

Detectives now want to trace two men seen arguing at the junction of Brook Street and Aqueduct Street at about 7.50am. They are described as slim and of medium build.

Police also want to speak to a man seen on a grassed area between the rear of the Spar on Plungington Road and the Community Centre at around 8.20-8.25am. He is described as white, aged over 30 with a round face and short dark hair. He was wearing a black baggy jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Brooks, of the Force Major Investigations Team, said: “While we have charged two men in connection with Mr Xu’s death our investigation is very much on-going and I would appeal for anyone with information, in particular those witnesses described, to come forward and contact us as they may have information which could assist.”

Two men have been charged in connection with Mr Xu’s death.

Nathan Richardson, 19, of Preston (no fixed address) is charged with murder. He is next due to appear at Preston Crown Court on April 10th.

Luke Jenkinson, 22, of De Lacy Street, Preston is charged with assisting an offender and is next due to appear at court on the same date.

A 17-year-old boy from Preston arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender remains on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers are urging anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 768 of January 1st 2017.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Victoria Cherry: Body found after murder investigation launched

Body is found at house in Bolton

Police investigating the disappearance of Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood Lancashire, who had not been since October 2015, say they have found a body at a property on Toronto Street, Bolton on Monday (16th January)
Formal identification has not yet taken place but officers believe it is the body of Victoria Cherry.

A 43-year-old man from Bolton was arrested on Monday of suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton GMP’s Serious Crime Division said: “We are continuing to support Victoria’s family as they deal with this devastating news.

“The arrested man remains in custody, but I’m urging anyone with any information that would help our enquiries to get in touch.

“If you have information about Victoria’s whereabouts since her disappearance in 2015, or if you hold any information about the events leading up to our discovery, please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Police carried out further searches after receiving information from the a member of the public.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4711 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Murder investigation launched into disappearance of Fulwood woman

Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, Lancashire, has not been seen since October 2015.

Today, Monday 16 January 2017, officers investigating her disappearance have carried out a search of a property on Toronto Street, Bolton.

Following the search, a 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police are now treating the investigation as a non-body murder and appealing for anyone with information about what may have happened to Victoria to get in touch. Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton, of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said:

“My thoughts are with Victoria’s family, who are being offered the support of specialist officers at this incredibly difficult time.

“Clearly, the focus of our investigation has now changed and we remain keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about what has happened to Victoria.

“I am urging anyone who has any knowledge of Victoria’s movements since her disappearance, or any information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, to please get in touch.”

Victoria was originally reported missing in October 2016 after her family made attempts to find her but were unable to get hold of her.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4711, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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