Lancashire

Murder charge over Esco-Bar stabbing in Darwen

Jay Jay Livesey Taylor Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Jay Jay Livesey Taylor died after he was attacked in Esco-bar in Darwen

A man has been charged with the murder of a 23-year-old who was fatally stabbed in the neck in a bar.

Jay Jay Livesey Taylor was attacked at Esco-Bar in The Green, Darwen, at about 01:20 GMT on Sunday, and found unconscious outside.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, but later died, police said.

At Blackburn Magistrates' Court, Jack Costello, 44, of Victoria Street, Rishton, was remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court on 2 February.

A 32-year-old man from Darwen, arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 30-year-old man, also from Darwen and arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, have both been bailed until 13 February.

Image caption Jay Jay Livesey Taylor was found outside the Esco-Bar on The Green

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