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Plungington murder investigation: Two more arrests made

Posted on - 4th January, 2017 - 4:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Plungington, Preston News
Forensics tents can be seen close to the community centre

Forensics tents can be seen close to the community centre

Two further arrests have been made as police continue to investigate the death of a man on New Year’s Day in Preston.

A 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man, both from Preston, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Preston Police launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a 67-year-old man near the Plungington Community Centre around 8.30am on Sunday (1 January).

The victim was taken to hospital and later died. He had suffered a head injury.

Police say he is understood to have been the subject of a serious assault prior to being found.

Police near the community centre in Plungington

Police near the community centre in Plungington

A 19-year-old man, from Preston, remains in police custody on suspicion of murder. He was arrested on Monday morning.

Police originally said the 19-year-old was from Bolton but this was due to him giving a Bolton address. He is also from Preston.

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