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

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.

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.

he remains in custody at this time."

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

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two people were found dead inside a house in Cann Bridge Street, Higher Walton in South Ribble, Lancashire

"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 should call 101, quoting log 0841 of november 20, 2021.

The force said a 35-year-old man from the local area was detained on Saturday evening and was in custody.

Lancashire Police were called to a house on Cann Bridge Street in the village of Higher Walton at 1:40pm on Saturday afternoon after receiving reports of safety concerns for the occupants of the property (pictured)

Officers remain at the scene this evening.

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