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Two women arrested after bouncer stabbed to death

Two women arrested after bouncer stabbed to death

Two women have been arrested after a club bouncer was stabbed to death.

Daniel Fox, 29, died after being knifed in his upper body in the early hours of Friday morning near a strip of bars in the town centre of St Helens, Merseyside.

Reports suggest a verbal row had taken place before Mr Fox, a club doorman from St Helens, was chased from a bar and stabbed in a nearby car park.

It is not clear if Mr Fox was working as a club doorman at the time.

On Saturday Merseyside Police, who have launched a murder investigation, said two women, both aged 18, from Rainhill, St Helens, had been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

One woman has since been released on police bail and the other remains in custody for questioning.

Emergency services were first called to North John Street in St Helens town centre at around 3.20am on Friday to reports a man in his 20s had been injured.

Police and ambulance services found Mr Fox with a knife wound. He was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A Home Office post mortem confirmed he died as a result of a single stab wound to the upper torso.

Mr Fox is believed to have worked as a doorman for a number of years in St Helens. Last year Mr Fox appeared on TV in an E4 show about tattoos.

CCTV is being examined from the area and witnesses are being spoken to, Merseyside Police said.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who has any information to contact St Helens CID on (0151) 7776881, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.