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Lancashire Constabulary - Murder Investigation

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following the fatal stabbing of teenager Matthew DAULBY

Detectives investigating death of Matthew DAULBY release name of man they want to speak to

Detectives investigating the death of Matthew Daulby in Ormskirk have charged a second person with his murder. Our officers attended Railway Road at 12.05am on July 29 to reports of an ongoing disturbance.

Nineteen-year-old Matthew (pictured right) was found a short distance away with stab injuries. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, Matthew sadly died later in hospital.

Our thoughts remain with Matthew’s loved ones at this extremely distressing time. They continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

A post mortem examination established that the cause of Matthew’s death was a stab wound.

Following enquiries, a 20-year-old man from Ormskirk was arrested on July 29 on suspicion of murder and later released on conditional bail.

He was re-arrested on suspicion of murder this morning (September 14). Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Finley Cook, 20, of Heskin Lane, Ormskirk, was charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody to appear before Preston Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

In August, Henry Houghton, 18, of Barrison Green, Scarisbrick, was also charged with Matthew’s murder. He is remanded in custody to stand trial at Preston Crown Court on November 27.

Our officers are continuing to appeal for information on the whereabouts of a man they want to speak to as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Thomas Dures, 19, has links to Aughton and Liverpool. 

Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of Thomas Dures is asked to call 101, quoting log 1007 of July 29, 2023. For immediate sightings call 999.



Contact Information

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting Incident Reference LC-20230729-1007. Alternatively independant charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111or online at