Blackpool murder investigation - enquiries continue

Police in Blackpool are continuing to question a 25-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of a pensioner.

The body of 71-year-old Marlene McCabe was found at an address on West Park Drive on Wednesday.

She had suffered serious head and facial injuries.

A 25-year-old man from Blackpool was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detectives are continuing their enquiries and urging anyone with information to come forward.

Temp Det Ch Insp Zoe Russo, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are very much with Marlene McCabe and her family.

“They are being supported by specially trained officers at this extremely difficult and distressing time.

“While we have made an arrest, we are continuing with our enquiries and would ask anyone with information relevant to the investigation to come forward.

“It is believed both parties were known to each other and I would like to reassure the community there is no wider threat.

“I would also like to thank residents in the area for their support and patience while we continue our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 1113 of September 4.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://socsi.in/sGinq

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