UPDATE: Police release update after man is found dead in Blackpool town centre

The death of a man, whose body was found in a Blackpool town centre street this morning, is not being treated as suspicious, police said.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 12:13 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:52 pm
Deansgate in Blackpool town centre (Picture: Google)
Deansgate in Blackpool town centre (Picture: Google)

The discovery was made at around 8.05am in Deansgate, which runs from Cookson Street to Abingdon Street.

Insp Martin Bishop, from Lancashire Police, confirmed earlier there had been a "sudden death outdoors of a male in Blackpool town centre."

He later added: "We are still at the initial stages of the investigation, but we do not consider it a suspicious death."

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One woman said she saw uniformed officers and detectives in the street, which had been cordoned off by blue police tape.

Cheryl Lawrence, 42, said: "I was there around 9am and I could see an empty blue sleeping bag and a blue carrier bag in a shop doorway.

"There were lots of police there, including CID."

Last week, a 50-year-old woman died suddenly in nearby Talbot Road.

The woman, who police said was sleeping rough in the resort, was found at around 2.40am on Saturday, June 30.

A file was passed to the coroner, with the death not being treated as suspicious.