Drug den death man was wanted by police

Police at the property in Caunce Street
Police at the property in Caunce Street

A man who sparked a murder inquiry when he was found dead in a Blackpool bedsit was wanted by the police, it has been revealed.

Ten people were arrested after 31-year-old Robert Robinson died at a house of multiple occupation in Caunce Street on Wednesday night.

However, they were released without charge when police announced his death was no longer being treated as suspicious.

His death will now be the subject of a coroner’s investigation with a possible drug overdose among the lines of inquiry.

Mr Robinson was on the wanted list after breaching the terms of a supervision order imposed after his release from prison.

Blackpool Magistrates had issued a warrant for the arrest of Robinson earlier this week following an application by the probation service.

The seven men and three women were released by police after a day in custody.

They were aged between 37 and 60 years old.

The building, at the junction with Grosvenor Street, had a number of drug users living there, a police source said.

One man in the street said: “There’s always trouble there; the police are forever there.

“They hang out the windows and climb out. It’s been going on for more than a year.

“The street is generally OK though.”