Man charged with murder of Higher Walton couple

Posted on - 16th December, 2021 - 9:53am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Tricia Livesey and Anthony Tipping

Police yesterday charged a 35-year-old man with the murder of a Higher Walton couple.


Lancashire Police received a call at 1.40pm on Saturday 20 November detailing safety concerns for the occupants of a property in Cann Bridge Street.

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Officers forced entry and sadly found Tricia Livesey, aged 57, and Anthony Tipping, aged 60, deceased inside the address.

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Post-mortem examinations showed that they both died from multiple stab wounds.


35-year-old Lee Tipping was arrested on suspicion of murder and subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act.

After a review, he was deemed fit for an interview, and after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, he was yesterday evening (Wednesday 15 December) charged with both murders.

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The family of the victims were made aware of the latest developments and are being supported by liaison officers.

The police said their thoughts remain with them.

Lee Tipping of Cann Bridge Street, Higher Walton, will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 16 December).

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