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Murder investigation launched in Blackpool

A murder investigation is underway in Blackpool after the body of a woman was found at a house near Stanley Park.

Police were called to an address on West Park Drive shortly before 6pm yesterday.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody.

Formal identification has yet to be carried out. 

A police spokesperson said: ''We would like to reassure you that we do not believe there is any wider threat to the community. Patrols will be increased in the area while we conduct our enquiries. 

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

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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