Detectives investigating the death of a man after he was stabbed in the chest have charged a teenager with murder.

Police were called around 8.55pm on Friday after receiving reports that a man had been stabbed at an address on Carsluith Avenue in Blackpool.

Officers attended the scene and found a man with multiple stab wounds.

The man, later identified as Mark Webster, 50, from the town, was taken to hospital, but sadly died a short time later.

A Home Office post mortem gave a cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

An 18-year-old man was arrested by police in connection with the offence.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Levi Westhead, 18, of Flakefleet Avenue, Fleetwood, has been charged with murder.

He is due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 27.

In tribute, Mr Webster’s family said: “There are no words to describe the tragic loss of Mark, a devoted dad who many knew as Web – he was our world, our love, our life and our hero.

"He was the life and soul and touched many people’s lives, he was a truly devoted husband, the best dad to his two children and a much loved son, brother and uncle.

“Thank you for all the love and condolence messages, it shows what a truly magnificent person he was and how he touched so many people’s hearts.

“As a family we are devastated and in shock and would appreciate privacy in order to try and come to terms with our loss.

“Mr Paul Webster and Mrs Vanessa Webster are devastated by this tragedy. 

"Mark was a loyal devoted family man to his wife and two children, our family will never be the same again. 

"We want to thank the many friends who have sent their condolences, Mark was truly loved by all that knew him.”

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