A 63-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a house in Parker Lane, Whitestake.
Police were called by the Ambulance Service at around 10.25am on Tuesday, January 5, after the body of the 62-year-old woman, named locally as Ruth Coxhead, was discovered.
A post mortem examination will be carried out to try to establish the cause of death.
The man, said to be from Preston, was arrested at the scene. He is currently in police custody.
Officers said inquiries are on-going and are at an early stage.