Maryport stabbing: Man arrested over murder

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William Richardson was a "devoted family man" and an award-winning boxer

A man has died in hospital a day after being stabbed.

William Richardson was attacked shortly after midnight on Tuesday in Senhouse Street, Maryport.

Cumbria Police said that the 34-year-old, of Elizabeth Terrace in the town, died from his injuries at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle on Wednesday.

A 32-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Mr Richardson's family paid tribute to a "devoted family man" who would be "dearly missed".

The bricklayer, who was a father and stepfather, had won several awards for boxing and won a Northern Area title belt as a semi-pro.

Det Supt Vicki Ellis, of Cumbria Police, said: "Detectives are continuing to piece together the events of that evening and will continue to secure evidence.

"I would urge anyone with any information who has yet to come forward to contact the police immediately."

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