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A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a shop assistant on Merseyside.

Mahesh Wickramasingha, 30, died after being stabbed in the neck while working at Stanley News in Kingsway, Huyton on November 29.

A police spokesman said a 19-year-old man had been arrested on Wednesday night. He was taken to a police station in Liverpool for questioning.

Mr. Wickramasingha has been described as "friendly" and "very hardworking".

The owner of the shop, Dr. Gunapala Welhengama, said the father-of-two had come to the UK to support his family back in Sri Lanka. (Source: BBC)

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  • fazli Thursday, 08 December 2011 03:53 PM

    I feel so sorry for the young man. My heart goes out his kiths & kins back home. My deepest sympathies. Let the authorities bring the perpetrators to justice soon.

    rataapita Friday, 09 December 2011 02:34 AM

    I wish and hope justice will be served! No one deserves to lose such a precious life, I hope the perpetrator gets what he deserves!!!


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