Social Care Worker Dies In Stab Attack

A social care worker has been stabbed to death while visiting a house in Lancashire. Police were called to Fulwood, Preston, on Monday morning after reports of a knife attack.

The 48-year-old victim, who works for Lancashire County Council, died after suffering multiple stab wounds. A spokesman for Lancashire Police said a man had been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by officers in Preston. The victim, who worked as part of the adult and community services department, has not been formally identified.

County Councillor Chris Cheetham, cabinet member for adult and community services, said: “It is with sadness we can confirm that one of our social care workers has died. We are not in a position to release any further details at this stage.

“We are assisting the police in their investigation. We will also be carrying out our own thorough internal investigation alongside our health partners, the Lancashire Care NHS Trust. This is a tragic incident. My first thoughts are for his family and friends.

“On behalf of the authority I would like to offer our sincere condolences. It is a dreadful loss.”

Police were called Glebe Close at about 1130 BST, after reports that a man was attacking someone, a spokesman said. They found the victim with several stab wounds and a man in an “agitated state”.