Murder probe after man, 75, dies following 'serious assault' in Longton

A woman has been arrested following the suspected murder of a 75-year-old man.

Friday, 6th March 2020, 8:31 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th March 2020, 8:56 am

Police were called to reports of a serious assault at a house on Cedar Grove in Longton, Preston, at around 3.50am today (Friday, March 6)..

Emergency services attended and found the pensioner inside the property with serious injuries.

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A murder investigation is underway

A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody.

A murder investigation is underway and enquiries on-going.

Det Ch Insp Leah Rice, of Lancashire Police, said: "A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a serious assault in Longton today.

"These are tragic circumstances and our thoughts are with the man involved and his family at this sad and very difficult time.

Police at the scene of the incident in Cedar Grove, Longton

"While we have made an arrest, we remain in the early stages of our enquiries and would appeal to anyone with information about what has happened to come forward.

"It is believed the suspect and the male were known to each other and police do not believe there is a wider risk to the public at this stage."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0118 of March 6.