Man held on suspicion of murder after two found dead in house near Preston

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two people were found dead in a house near Preston.

The bodies of a man and woman were found by police after they were called to an address in in Cann Bridge Street, Higher Walton, at 1.40pm on Saturday.

A 35-year-old man said to be from the local area was arrested on suspicion of murder.

In a statement, Lancashire Police said: "We were called at 1.40pm today to a concern for the safety of the occupants of a property on Cann Bridge Street, in the village of Higher Walton.

"Officers have forced entry and sadly found a man and a woman deceased inside.

"Their deaths are being treated as suspicious and a scene is currently in place.

"A 35-year-old local man has this evening been arrested on suspicion of their murders. He remains in custody at this time."

The force added: "The family of the victims have been made aware of the latest development and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

"Our thoughts remain with them at this time.

"A dedicated team of detectives have been assigned to the case and enquiries are very much ongoing.

"Reassurance patrols have been stepped up in the area as a precaution."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting log 0841 of November 20, 2021.

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