Morecambe man on murder charge

A 42-year-old man from Morecambe has been charged with murder.

Hugh McMahon, of Westminster Road in the West End, appeared before Lancaster Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court tomorrow, Friday, to enter a plea and apply for bail.

Police launched a murder investigation this week after a man was stabbed to death at a flat in Lancaster.

Colin Wilson, 41, died at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary after being found with stab wounds at a property in Cawthorne Street at 9pm on Sunday.

A Lancashire police spokesman said the man did not live at the house where he was discovered. It is believed he was homeless but had been staying in the Lancaster area.

Flowers left at thescene on Monday had a message reading: “Colin - love ya son.

RIP. Coops, Nicole, Mooney. Goodnight, God bless.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (17-11-11) for full story.