Man charged and due in court following death of Blackpool man George Crawley

Police outside the house in Clinton Avenue, Blackpool, where George Crawley and Geoffrey Howard lived together
Police outside the house in Clinton Avenue, Blackpool, where George Crawley and Geoffrey Howard lived together

Police investigating the death of a Blackpool man, who was found with 'head injuries', have charged his housemate.

Geoffrey Howard, 63, of Clinton Avenue, is due before magistrates in the resort today after being charged with wounding with intent.

He was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of George Crawley, also 63, was found at a house in Clinton Avenue in the early hours of Monday.

A post mortem examination was carried out to determine a cause of death but was inconclusive. A police investigation continues.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Willis, of Lancashire Police, said: "These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts remain with Mr Crawley’s family at this time.

“We are continuing to appeal for information in connection with his death, in particular the movements of both men from around 6pm on Sunday.

“We want to build a picture of the events of Sunday evening into Monday morning and hope the public can assist with our enquiries.

"Any information could prove useful to our investigation.

“Furthermore, we know both men lived together at the address in Clinton Avenue for some time.

"We want to gather more information about the lifestyles they led in the months before Mr Crawley’s death.

"Again, if you can help us, please contact police.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference WA1801046.