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Murder arrests over alley death

Police, CSI and Scientific Support vehicles on Regent Road, Blackpool, by the alley where Mr Whitelaw was found on Friday night.

Police, CSI and Scientific Support vehicles on Regent Road, Blackpool, by the alley where Mr Whitelaw was found on Friday night.

POLICE are questioning three men on suspicion of murder after a man was found in a Blackpool alley.

James Whitelaw was discovered unconscious and with serious head injuries in an alleyway behind Regent Road at around 10pm last Friday.

The 46-year-old, who is originally from Glasgow, was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but sadly died from his injuries in the early hours of Monday morning.

A Home Office postmortem examination has revealed Mr Whitelaw died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Three men, two aged 22 and a 21-year-old, all from Blackpool, were arrested on suspicion of murder this morning and are now being quizzed by detectives at Blackpool’s Bonny Street police station.

 
 
 

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