Detectives are renewing their appeal for information following the death of a man in a Blackburn house fire.
Police were called by the fire service shortly before 4am on Saturday November 10th to reports of a fire at the bungalow property on Pleckgate Road.
Officers say the man has been formally identified as Christopher Proctor, 88, who lived alone at the address.
CCTV has been recovered showing the movements of two people close to the address on Pleckgate Road. They are also shown at the cash machine used in an attempt to withdraw money from Mr Proctor’s bank account.
Mr Proctor’s bank book has been recovered from a drain on Whalley New Road close to Emerald Avenue. His wallet has also been recovered from a drain located on Goodshaw Road. Both of these items will be examined by forensic scientists.
Officers are continuing to study hours of security footage.
Anyone with information is asked to call the major incident room at Blackburn on 101. People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.