Murder investigation launched after solicitor stabbed

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a Lancashire solicitor died from a single stab wound to the chest.

The 51-year-old, named locally as David Mark Edwards, was found at a house in Parker’s Wood Close, Chorley on Sunday evening.

Solicitor David Mark Edwards

Solicitor David Mark Edwards

A 42-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently helping detectives with their enquiries.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called to Parker’s Wood Close at around 8.30pm.

“A 51-year-old man was found with a stab wound to the chest. He was dead at the scene.

“A murder investigation is underway.

“We have got a 42-year-old woman from Chorley in custody on suspicion of murder.”

Officers said they were unable to confirm the dead man’s identity until all relatives had been informed.