Man arrested after two people found dead inside house in Higher Walton in South Ribble

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after two people were found dead inside a house in the South Ribble village of Higher Walton.

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 3:41 pm

Police were called at 1.40pm yesterday (November 20) to a concern for the safety of the occupants of a property in Cann Bridge Street in the village, between Preston and Blackburn.

Officers made a forced entry and found a man and a woman dead inside the property in the village, between Preston and Blackburn.

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

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Police have arrested a man after the bodies of two people were found in Higher Walton

A 35-year-old local man was arrested last night on suspicion of their murders. He remains in custody at this time.

Police said: "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 ongoing.

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

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log 0841 of November 20, 2021.