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Woman charged with murder of Longton man

Posted on - 23rd October, 2020 - 2:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Cedar Grove in Longton Pic: Google
A man was found inside the property in Cedar Grove Pic: Google

A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Longton.

Police were called around 3.50am on March 6 to a report of a serious assault at an address in Cedar Grove.

Emergency services attended with Raymond Conlan, 75, found inside the property with serious injuries to his head and body.

Read more: Murder investigation underway after death of a man in Longton

He was treated by paramedics at the scene but sadly died.

A Home Office post mortem confirmed he died as a result of stab injuries.

A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and later detained under the Mental Health Act.

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Elizabeth Birtwistle, 32, of no fixed address, has now been charged with murder and appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday, 22 October).

She is due to make a further appearance at Preston Crown Court today (Friday, 23 October).

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