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House surrounded in search for man

Armed police surrounded a house as the hunt continues for a man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing.

Firearms teams were called to the detached house in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands yesterday afternoon after receiving information that wanted man Dylan Jackson might be inside.

However, the house in Oxbarn Avenue was later found to be empty, West Midlands Police said.

Earlier in the day the force had issued a photograph of 19-year-old Jackson who murder detectives have named as a suspect in the killing of Herman Simpson.

Mr Simpson, also known as Louis, died after being stabbed in the back at around 8.30pm on Monday at a flat in the city's Compton Road.

Superintendent Ron Winch said Jackson was still being sought and advised people not to approach him, but to immediately call police.

He said officers were tipped off about the house after the force received a call "made in good faith".

Mr Winch also said the decision to send in armed police had been taken to ensure public safety and because of the serious nature of the crime.

"With this in mind we ensured we had an appropriate number of officers on hand to deal with any situation which presented itself," he said.

Mr Winch added: "I'd like to thank anyone inconvenienced by the operation for their patience.

"Hopefully they understand that their safety and the safety of people in the area was always our primary concern.

"I'd also urge people with information on the whereabouts of Dylan Jackson to call us immediately."

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, three people arrested in connection with the 47-year-old's murder have been released without charge and are now being treated as witnesses.


From Belfast Telegraph