Police namesake charged with killing ‘loving’ father

Police have today named a man charged with the murder of father of two, Paul Stenson.

Paul Joseph Stenson, 30, of the West Derby, died after being stabbed in the chest on Sunday, December 19th.

He was taken to the hospital from Princess Drive, West Derby, but died shortly afterwards.

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Five people were arrested after the death of his father and arrested for questioning.

In an update today, December 29, Merseyside Police confirmed that Adam Fletcher, 28, from Palace Road, Liverpool, has been charged with murder.

He was charged on Christmas Eve and was remanded in custody this morning for appearing in Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 31 January 2022.

Paul Stenson and his wife of more than 15 years
Paul Stenson and his wife of more than 15 years

A police spokesman said: “Detectives have charged a man with the murder of Paul Stenson in the West Derby this month.

“The officers were contacted just after 6.30am on Sunday 19 December after reports that the 30-year-old had been stabbed in the chest.

“Adam Fletcher, 28, of Palace Road, Liverpool, was charged on Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December) and was remanded in custody this morning to appear in Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 31 January 2022.”

The 30-year-old victim, locally known as ‘Paul Mac’, was a wood surgeon who ‘loved the outdoors’ and was ‘well known’ in the local community.

In a statement issued through Merseyside Police, his family said: “Paul was a hardworking and loving father. He leaves behind his son, daughter, mother and wife with whom he has been together for more than 15 years, they had been together since school and practically inseparable.

“As a wood surgeon, our Paul loved being outdoors and was known in the community as Paul Mac.

“Wherever he went, someone would recognize and chat with Paul.

“His loss will leave our family devastated this Christmas and for years to come.”

If you have information about the incident, please send a DM to @MerPolCC or send a message to the Merseyside Police Contact Center on Facebook, with reference 21000875209.

You can also pass on information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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