UK - Alex Davies, 18, Murdered, Parbold, Lancs, 29 April 2019

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  1. Tortoise

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    18-year-old Alex Davies had not been seen since he left home in Skelmersdale on Monday afternoon, getting a taxi to Parbold railway station.

    Work colleagues from Home Bargains spoke to the ECHO on Thursday evening, appealing for help to find the teenager.

    But it has now emerged that the body of a man discovered off Parbold Hill in West Lancashire on Wednesday afternoon is that of Alex.

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    "He comes from Skelmersdale and lives with his mum.

    Alex worked for Home Bargains for the last two years and had not used his mobile phone since Monday afternoon.

    Home Bargains worker, 18, found murdered in woods
     
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    Detectives have appealed for help to catch his killer, who they believe may have returned home with "blood on their clothes".

    Mr Davies had been reported missing the day before his body was found.

    Lancashire Constabulary said a post-mortem examination had been carried out but the force could not release details of the teenager's injuries for "operational reasons".

    Man was victim of 'horrendous' killing
     
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    Alex Davies, 18, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, was reported missing from his home on Tuesday.

    His body was discovered in the village of Parbold, West Lancashire, at around 5.25pm on Wednesday, police said.

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    DCI Hurst added his force are keeping an open mind for the reason why Alex was in the Parbold area but thought he may have been meeting someone.

    He said they are carrying out CCTV and door-to-door enquiries in the area to try and piece together Alex’s movements and identify his killer.

    Missing Home Bargains worker, 18, found in woods after 'horrific' murder | Metro News
     
  4. mrazda71

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    Thanks @Tortoise

    Saw this online today ... just awful. 18 years old and by all accounts I've seen so far, a well liked lad.
     
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    Another tragic death of a young person. What is going on in this country?
     
  6. Tortoise

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    Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Parbold have made an arrest.

    Detectives have this evening (Friday, May 3) arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody.

    Mr Davies’ family have been informed of the arrest and continue to be supported by specially trained family liaison officers


    Lancashire Constabulary - Murder investigation underway in Parbold
     
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    17 year old arrested - horrendous.
     
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    And another 17 year old girl found murdered in Calne, south England and 17 year old arrested there.
     
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    “While we have made an arrest, we continue to appeal for information. This includes asking for dashcam footage from motorists, particularly any footage of cyclists on mountain bikes, between 1pm and 5.30pm on April 29, in the Parbold Hill area.

    “We know a number of motorists, as well as taxi drivers and bus companies, use this route. Do you recall seeing any cyclists in the area during the times mentioned? If you have any footage, please come forward.”

    Parbold murder probe: Police seek dashcam footage from the day Alex Davies was last seen
     
  12. CoverMeCagney

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    Parbold. We've had another case there, haven't we?
     
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    zencompass May today be the day. Justice for Abby and Libby.

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    Some additional information not in earlier reports -

    Alex's body was discovered by a dog walker [snip]

    The ECHO understands efforts had been made by the killer to hide Alex's body.

    "The last sighting of him was at 1.50pm on Monday, April 29.

    "That was on Station Road in Parbold, near the railway bridge.

    "We want to hear from anyone who knew Alex, or know of any issues or concerns he had.

    "Why was he in Parbold on Monday?

    "We believe Alex was attacked in the wooded area and we have a number of lines of enquiry.

    “Alex was the victim of a brutal and prolonged attack in which he sustained numerous and significant injuries.”

    When he was last seen, Alex was wearing a navy body warmer, a short sleeve T-shirt, blue jeans and black and white Puma trainers.

    He also had a blue and brown Kipling backpack and was wearing headphones.

    Police cordoned off two areas of field - one leading up towards Wrightington and a further field towards High Moore Lane.

    Home Bargains worker found dead in woods was victim of 'brutal prolonged attack'
     
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    Officers were last night (Saturday, May 4) granted an extended 36-hour period to continue questioning a 17-year-old they arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday May 3.



    Since his death tributes have poured in for the rail enthusiast who was given light-hearted stick when he began to post on social media under the name 'Pacer'.

    "The occasions I met up with Alex would be generally through the coincidence of wanting to go and see a particular special train, be it steam or diesel or something a little unusual.

    Police granted more time to to question teen on suspicion of Alex Davies murder

    The article also talks more about his hobby.
     
  17. Tortoise

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    I wonder if there is a link between him last being seen on a railway bridge and his hobby.

    Also how far from the bridge to where he was found? I'll see if I can work out where those woods are.
     
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    So it's woods off Parbold Hill

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    but I can't find the spot to work out how far it is from the railway bridge.
     
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    My thinking's were he possible got the taxi to the train station to meet someone possibly internet date? God knows nobody will ever get the true story of how that poor boy lost his life
     
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    Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, detectives have charged a 17-year-old boy from Chorley with murder.

    The youth has been remanded to appear at Preston Magistrates Court, sitting at Preston Crown Court, tomorrow (Monday, May 6).

    He had suffered a number of injuries, with a Home Office post mortem confirming the cause of death as stab wounds and asphyxiation.

    Youth charged in connection with murder of Alex Davies
     
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