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Murder investigation launched
11:11am Friday 4th January 2013 in News
A MURDER investigation has been launched after a Droitwich man died following a stabbing in Worcester.
Adrian Locke, aged 39, from Wych Road, was found in Teme Road, Worcester, at 7.22pm on Wednesday with multiple stab wounds.
Mr Locke was confirmed dead at the scene by a doctor soon afterwards.
A post mortem was taking place yesterday afternoon to determine the exact cause of death.
The property remained cordoned off last night as a large number of specialist officers from West Mercia Police gathered evidence.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday afternoon, Chief Inspector Paul Kinsella, of West Mercia Police, said the motive for the attack was not yet known and there were no suspects at this stage.
In a prepared statement, he said: “We have a large number of officers working on this investigation, from specialist search teams and major investigation detectives to local officers and PCSOs manning the cordons and helping the public. The investigation team are at a very early stage in their inquiries and need to speak to anyone who knew Adrian and who saw him.
“They are particularly interested in his whereabouts between 5pm and 7.20pm. We have been told that Adrian was staying with a friend in Teme Road.
“He was found by paramedics outside the neighbouring property of 42a after they were called by members of the public. He had a number of stab wounds.
“Despite their best efforts and that of a doctor who attended along with the paramedics, they declared him dead soon after.
“We need to trace anyone who was at the scene, particularly before the emergency services arrived.
“We are especially keen to hear from anyone who saw someone or some people make off from the scene, whether it was on foot, by bike or in a vehicle.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 514-S-02/01.13