Man arrested on suspicion of murder after man and woman found dead in Lancashire village

Police forced entry to the home and found the bodies of a man and woman

Katy Clifton
Sunday 21 November 2021 00:35
<p>The bodies were found in a house on Cann Bridge Street</p>

The bodies were found in a house on Cann Bridge Street

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after two people were found dead at a house near Preston.

Lancashire Constabulary said officers found the bodies of a man and a woman after they were called to the property on Cann Bridge Street in the village of Higher Walton at 1.40pm on Saturday.

A 35-year-old man from the local area was arrested on Saturday evening on suspicion of murder.

The force said in a statement: “We were called at 1.40pm today to a concern for the safety of the occupants of a property on Cann Bridge Street, in the village of Higher Walton.

“Officers have forced entry and sadly found a man and a woman deceased inside.

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

“A 35-year-old local man has this evening been arrested on suspicion of their murders. He remains in custody at this time.

“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 have been assigned to the case and enquiries are very much ongoing.

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

Officers have urged anyone with information to call 101, quoting log 0841 of November 20, 2021.

Reporting by Press Association.

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