Boy (16) charged with murder. Male victim named by police

DETECTIVES investigating the death of a man in Stoke-on-Trent have today named him as Matthew Dale, aged 23, from Dresden.

Officers were initially called to Lightwood Road, in Longton, shortly after midnight yesterday (October 5) by colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance following reports of a stabbing. Sadly Matthew died on the way to hospital. Specially-trained officers are supporting Matthew’s family at this difficult time. A post mortem has taken place but further tests are required. A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been charged with murder. He will appear before magistrates at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre tomorrow morning (October 7). Please share any information anonymously via the national police portal at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 14 of 5 October. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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