Lancashire

Darwen fatal stabbing: Man, 18, charged with murder

Michael Keen Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption A post-mortem examination found Michael Keen died from multiple stab wounds

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed in Lancashire.

Michael Keen, 42, was found dead in a property on Hazel Avenue, Darwen, on Thursday.

A woman, 42, was also taken to hospital with stab wounds but has since been discharged.

Daniel Bamford, of Warrington, is also accused of section 18 wounding with intent and has been remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday.

Police said a post-mortem examination found Mr Keen died from multiple stab wounds.

Three males from Liverpool, aged 15, 16 and 43, who were arrested on suspicion of murder at a nearby address on Frances Street have been released without charge.

A further five males, aged 17, 19, 23, 33 and 44, have been bailed until 25 October.

The five had been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. The 17 and 33-year-old had also been held on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

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