Fatal stabbing: Flowers laid at crime scene as police continue investigation

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Floral tributes have been left at the scene where a man was fatally stabbed last weekend.


Police were called to an address in Platt Street at around 11.45pm after paramedics reports a man had been stabbed. On arrival, they discovered an unresponsive man in his 30s who had suffered a stab wound to his stomach.

Police closed off Platt Street on Sunday while investigations took place

Police closed off Platt Street on Sunday while investigations took place

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Despite the best efforts of emergency service workers, the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been named in court listings as Philip Rooney.

Stephen Brocklehurst, of Billinge Road in Pemberton, has been charged with murder and will appear at Manchester Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday).

Flowers laid at the scene in Platt Street

Flowers laid at the scene in Platt Street

Crime scene investigators continue to comb the scene nearly three days on from the incident

Crime scene investigators continue to comb the scene nearly three days on from the incident

A note attached to flowers at the scene

A note attached to flowers at the scene

Flowers affixed to the window outside the property where the incident unfolded

Flowers affixed to the window outside the property where the incident unfolded