Man found dead in Blackburn alleyway named

Police have named a man who was found stabbed to death in an alleyway.

Saheel Ahmed, 24, from Blackburn, was found in the alley just off Warrington Street in the town at about 0150 BST on Tuesday.

Lancashire police believe he had been chased from Zion Road along Providence Street before the attack.

A post-mortem examination revealed he had been stabbed several times and died from multiple injuries. Detectives are appealing for information.

Det Supt Neil Hunter, who is leading the investigation, said: "We need the public's help and any amount of information, matter how small or inconceivable it may seem, could be crucial to this investigation."

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