Stephen Butt murder probe: Blackpool taxi driver traced

Hush nightclub, Blackpool Stephen Butt had been to the Hush nightclub in Blackpool on the night he died

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Detectives investigating the suspected murder of a man after a night out in Blackpool have traced the taxi driver who drove him home.

Stephen Butt, 50, collapsed outside his home on Park Lane, Preesall, after a night out with his partner and her family on 18 August.

Police said they have interviewed the taxi driver and described him as a key witness.

A Manchester man, 30, arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed.

Two women from Manchester, aged 50 and 25, arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice have also been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Police originally thought Mr Butt died from an illness but now believe he was the victim of an assault.

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