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Man arrested after two people found dead inside house in Higher Walton

Posted on - 21st November, 2021 - 9:07am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Cann Bridge Street in Higher Walton Pic: Google
Cann Bridge Street in Higher Walton Pic: Google

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two people were found dead inside a house in Higher Walton.

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South Ribble Police were called at 1.40pm yesterday (Saturday 20 November) to a concern for the safety of the occupants of a property in Cann Bridge Street. Officers forced entry and sadly found a man and a woman deceased.

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Their deaths are being treated as suspicious and a scene is currently in place.

The arrest was made yesterday evening and the man – who police say is from the area – remains in custody at this time.

A spokesperson for South Ribble Police said: “The family of the victims have been made aware of the latest development and are being supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this time.

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“A dedicated team of detectives has been assigned to the case and enquiries are very much ongoing.

“Reassurance patrols have been stepped up in the area as a precaution.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log 0841 of November 20, 2021.


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