A man has been charged with murder following an incident in Crewe on the evening of Friday 4 January 2013.
The incident took place at around 1925 hours on the evening of Friday 4 January 2013 in Wistaston Road, Crewe when police received a report of a 26 year old local man having suffered a stab wound to his stomach. The victim was taken by ambulance to North Staffordshire hospital in a critical condition. Sadly, despite the efforts of medical staff, he died in hospital shortly after midday on Saturday 5 January 2013.
Two men were arrested on the evening of 4 January, as a result of police enquiries. One of the men, a 27 year old man from Crewe, was released without charge late on Saturday evening. A second man has been charged with murder and will be appearing at South Cheshire Magistrates Court on the morning of Monday 7 January. The man charged is Paul Ward, 26 years, of Alton Street, Crewe.
Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any relevant information, to make contact with Runcorn Police using the non emergency number, 101, and quoting incident number 773 of 4 January.