Man named as murder investigation continues
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Detectives investigating the death of a man in Stoke-on-Trent have today named him as Matthew Dale, aged 23, from Dresden.
Officers were initially called to Lightwood Road in Longton shortly after midnight yesterday (Monday 5 October) by colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance following reports of a stabbing. Sadly Matthew died on the way to hospital.
Specially-trained officers are supporting Matthew’s family at this difficult time.
A post mortem has taken place but further tests are required.
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been charged with murder. He will appear before magistrates at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre tomorrow morning (Wednesday 7 October).
Please share any information anonymously via the national police portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/STAFFS20G12-PO1 or by calling 101, quoting incident number 14 of 5 October. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.