Murder investigation under way in Blackpool after woman found with 'multiple injuries'

A murder investigation is under way in Blackpool after a woman was found with "multiple injuries".

Police were called to Redcar Road shortly before 11am on Thursday to a report of an unexpected death.

The victim was identified today as Alison Dodds.

Officers are now treating her death as suspicious and have stepped up patrols in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Webb, of Lancashire Police, said: "First and foremost, my thoughts are with Alison's family and loved ones at this difficult time.

"This is a tragic case, but our investigation team are determined to find out the full circumstances surrounding her death.

"We appreciate that this incident will have caused concern in the community and so I would like to reassure people that we have stepped up patrols in the area, and you can expect to see a visible police presence for some time."

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Anybody who witnessed anything or captured footage of anything suspicious on Redcar Road has been asked to contact police with information.