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.


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.

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.

“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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