Murder probe in Blackpool: Manchester victim named as police quiz four people

Mark Gibson died after being stabbed in Carshalton Road.

<p>Mark Gibson died in Blackpool Credit: family/ Lancashire police</p>

Mark Gibson died in Blackpool Credit: family/ Lancashire police

A man who died following a stabbing in Blackpool has been named as Mark Gibson.

Mr Gibson, 52, from Manchester, died at Blackpool Victoria Hopsital on Monday (11 July).

Police were called to reports of of a stabbing on Carshalton Road in the resort around 1am.

Two men and two women, all from Blackpool, were arrested on suspicion of murder and police have been more time to question them.

Lancashire police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Mark Gibson died in Blackpool Credit: family/ Lancashire police

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What have police said?

Det Ch Insp Jane Webb, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation team. Said: “Our thoughts remain with Mr Gibson’s family at this difficult time. These are the most awful of circumstances and I want to extend my deepest condolences to them.

“We appreciate that incidents of this nature are deeply concerning. Each and every time somebody loses a life to knife crime a community of family and friends are left devastated. We would urge anybody thinking about carrying a knife to seriously consider the consequences – you could end up in prison, seriously injured or even killed.

“Local residents will see an increase in patrols in the area and should you have concerns or any information, then please approach our officers who will be on hand to help.

“Enquiries are very much continuing into this incident and we have now made four arrests. We have a dedicated team of detectives working on the investigation to establish exactly what occurred.

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“We would now like to speak to any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or doorbell footage from the area in question from around 1am. If you think you have footage which may help us, please come forward.”

  • Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting log 0057 of 11 July.