Murder case new appeal
POLICE investigating the murder of 27-year-old bricklayer Dale Partington in Snaith are continuing to appeal for information from members of the local community about his death.
Dale was found dead outside an address on St Lawrence Avenue on the morning of Sunday December 16. He had been stabbed.
Leon Rushworth, aged 37, has been charged with his murder and a further two people remain on police bail but officers are continuing their investigation to learn the full circumstances of Dale’s death.
Senior investigating officer detective chief inspector Matt Hutchinson, said: “This is very much a live inquiry regardless of the fact that one person has now been charged with murder.
“I believe there are still people living in the local community who have information about what happened to Dale and they have not yet spoken to us and shared that information with us.
“I would urge anyone who thinks they know something that might be relevant to this investigation not to dismiss it and instead to come and speak to us and tell us what they know.
“We are still working hard on this murder and officers continue to conduct inquiries in and around Snaith and we need people to come forward.”
Anyone who has information that may assist detectives in this investigation are urged to ring the Major Incident Room on 01377 208989 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Leon Rushworth appeared on video link from Hull Prison before Hull Crown Court on December 21.
Prosecuting, Simon Waley told the court: “Mr Partington was stabbed and found at 8am by his mother outside his house with a stab wound to the groin area.
“There is evidence of contact between the defendant and the deceased before this. They knew each other. There is a suggestion of a debt.”
Rushworth spoke only to confirm his name and defending barrister Charlotte Baines told the court there was no plea to be entered at this time.
Presiding judge Michael Mettyear said: “This case will next be before the court on March 26 when we hope to make progress. In the meantime you will be remanded in custody.”
Mr Partington’s family have paid tribute to Dale (pictured). Dale’s parents Julie and Jimmy, of St Lawrence Avenue, spoke about how fun-loving and sociable their son was. Julie said: “Talking about Dale in the past tense just feels wrong. To say I miss him is an understatement.”
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