Murder victim found stabbed and lying in street named as police arrest suspect
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A 39-year-old man has been named as the individual who died after he was stabbed in his chest in Toxeth on September 19.
Merseyside Police named Paul Morgan as the victim after he was found with a stab wound to his chest in the street.
His death prompted a murder investigation and a 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody for questioning.
Mr Morgan’s next of kin have been informed, and police said a post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
Det Supt Dave McCaughrean said detectives believe it was a targeted attack and are now appealing for witnesses.
He said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in Prince William Street or the surrounding area, and witnessed the incident or saw any suspicious behaviour to please get in touch.
"A man has tragically lost his life and at this stage, we are treating the incident as targeted, however an investigation is now under way to establish the full circumstances."
Police have asked the general public to contact @MerPolCC or 101 quoting ref. 20000568640, if they have information that could be valuable to the investigation.
In a statement, Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm the 39-year-old man who died following an incident in Toxteth yesterday, Saturday, 19 September, has been named as Paul Morgan.
“A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
“A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody for questioning.
“Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and anyone who can assist is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101 quoting ref. 20000568640. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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