Man charged with murder following Birkenhead stabbing

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Image caption Ian Maddocks was found in Whetstone Lane on Friday afternoon and died in hospital

A man has been charged with the murder of a 32-year-old man in Birkenhead.

Doug Plumpton, 26, was arrested after the victim was found with stab wounds in Whetstone Lane at about 14:40 BST on Friday.

Iain Maddocks was taken to hospital with a number of injuries and was pronounced dead less than a hour later.

Merseyside Police said Mr Plumpton, of Whetstone Lane, has been remanded in custody and will appear at South Sefton Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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