Maurice Jones, 25, charged with murder over Salisbury stabbing

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Salisbury on Tuesday morning (August 22).

Maurice Jones, of Gainsborough Close, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury, was charged late last night and has been remanded in custody to appear at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court today.

The charge is in connection with an incident in Gainsborough Close at around 11.55am on Tuesday where a man in his 20s was stabbed to death.

Officers set up a scene in the road to carry out thorough and detailed enquiries, and we have now recovered what is thought to be the weapon used.

The scene has now been lifted.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Walker of the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “Thanks to diligent work by officers and help from members of the public, we were able to swiftly arrest a suspect and I can confirm that he has now been charged with murder.

“I would like to offer my condolences to the family of the victim who continue to be supported by specially trained family liaison officers at this difficult time.

“I’d also like to thank the local community for their patience and help while we investigated this incident.”