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Man charged over caravan park death

A man has been charged with the murder of a bus driver who was stabbed at a caravan park.

Adam Stirrup, 28, died in hospital after he was attacked at Stud Farm Holiday Park in Heysham, Lancashire, where he lived.

His 26-year-old girlfriend, named locally as Katrina Rudrum, also suffered stab wounds to the neck, stomach and back. She is in a critical condition at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Gareth Mason, 26, of Westminster Road, Morecambe, was charged with the murder of Mr Stirrup and the attempted murder of Miss Rudrum.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Constabulary said: "Mason has been remanded in custody to appear before Lancaster Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning."

Mr Stirrup was a driver for bus firm Stagecoach and was based at its depot in Lancaster.

Assistant operations manager for Stagecoach Cumbria Malcolm O'Halloran said: "Adam was a well-liked, hard-working member of the team with many friends in work.

"He'd worked at the depot for nearly two years and got along well with both his colleagues and managers. He was always involved in having a joke with them. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him at the depot."

Police were called by the ambulance service to the caravan park at 12.45am on Sunday.

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