Body found in bin store

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A PENSIONER was today being quizzed by police on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in a bin store.

The body of 42-year-old Clive Rinder was found by a woman in Spencer Court, Layton, Blackpool.

The scene in Layton

The scene in Layton

Police arrested a 71-year-old man from Layton on suspicion of murder following the grim discovery outside a terraced house at 6.45am yesterday.

Forensic teams were at the scene gathering evidence throughout yesterday and a post-mortem was due to be carried out today.

Police say there are no apparent injuries on Mr Rinder’s body, but are yet to confirm how he died.

Det Insp Nina Foley, from the force major investigation team, said: “We are trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the death and have a man in custody.

“The man’s body was discovered by a neighbour in an area where residents can store their bins.

“The location is being examined by crime scene investigators. We also have officers making house-to-house inquiries in the immediate area of the property.

“Detectives are also preparing to interview the man in custody.

“At the moment, we don’t know how this man has died.

“But it’s not thought he was there for a long time.

“We will know more after the post mortem – that will tell us if it is a suspicious or non-suspicious death and whether a criminal offence has taken place.”

Neighbours spoke of their shock and revealed Mr Rinder had undergone surgery for a brain haemorrhage within the last year.

Resident Pete Hamer said the house where Mr Rinder’s body was discovered was often used by alcoholics.

He said: “The house was a base camp for drinking, a drinking den.