Murder probe launched after bodies found

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A MURDER investigation has been launched after the bodies of a woman and child were discovered at a property.

Police discovered the bodies of the woman and the boy at an address on Lowlands Road, Bolton-le-Sands, at around 11.40am this morning.

A man - who was also found at the scene suffering from stab wounds - has been arrested on suspicion of murder and airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

A cordon is in place at the scene and a murder investigation has been launched.

Det Supt Paul Withers, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are still in the very early stages of this investigation, but we are conducting a number of enquiries in order to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the deaths.

“This is being treated as a murder inquiry. If anybody has any information which they believe could assist our investigation I would urge them to contact police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.