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Police want to speak to a male friend of a 45-year-old woman whose body was found at her home in Lancashire.
Officers were contacted by the ambulance service to a report of a sudden death at a house in Warrenside Close, Blackburn, at about 2.30pm on Wednesday.
The woman, who has not been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her death is being treated as unexplained and further inquiries are being carried out to try to establish the exact cause.
Detectives believe Lee Grime, 35, who also lived at the address, may have key information about the circumstances of the death.
Mr Grime is described as 5ft 10in, of slim build and with short straight hair. He was last seen wearing dark trousers, a dark and light blue jacket and white trainers.
He also has links to the Blackpool and Bolton areas as well as Cheshire and Merseyside.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0703 of January 11, or Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers.org.
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Police in Lancashire are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Blackburn in which a 70-year-old man has suffered a serious injury.
The incident occurred at around 1.25pm on November 23 on Shadsworth Road, when a Toyota Hiace collided with a lamp-post in a central pedestrian island before overturning.
The driver, an 88-year-old man, was thankfully uninjured, but his passenger is thought to have suffered a fractured neck.
Now we are appealing for anybody who witnessed the collision to get in touch.
Sergeant John Jennings-Wharton, of the Roads Policing Unit, said:
This collision has left a man with a serious injury and we are now urging anybody who may have seen the incident to contact us as soon as possible.
- Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 620 of November 23rd.
MPs are going to hear from the family of a little girl from Blackburn who died from a rare brain tumour.
It has been confirmed that a petition by Poppy-Mai's parents will be debated in parliament today.
She was just 17 months old when she died.
Her parents have been fighting since that day to raise awareness of childhood cancers.
After getting more than 110,000 signatures on their petition they have been told it will be discussed in Parliament on the 28th of November.
They want the government to give more funding to help fight childhood cancers.
They also say there should be more genetic testing and research.
A senior Labour peer from Lancashire has died after he was knocked off his mobility scooter outside Parliament.
Lord Taylor of Blackburn, 87, was involved in a collision with a van last week.
Lord Taylor was leader of Blackburn Town Council in the 1970s and was made a life peer in 1978.
"Tom was a committed member of the House of Lords right through to the tragic circumstances which led to his death. We in the Labour peers group are very sad and will miss him dearly."
Police have made a fresh appeal, and released a new picture, in their search for missing Blackburn 12-year-old William Cowell.
The youngster was last seen at around 4pm on Tuesday 16 November at his home on Lansdowne Street.
He left the house and has not been heard from.
“We are extremely worried about William as he has not been seen since yesterday afternoon and his family say this is extremely unusual. “He also suffers from asthma and may need to use his inhaler, which he does not have with him."
Police are concerned for the welfare of a 12-year-old boy who is missing from home in Blackburn.
William Cowell was last seen at around 4pm on Tuesday 16 November at his home on Lansdowne Street. He left the house and has not been seen or heard from since.
His behaviour has been described as extremely out of character. He may also need to use an asthma inhaler which he does not have in his possession.
William is described as white, around 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build, with short, light-brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms, a navy Helly Hanson jacket and black Nike trainers with a grey ‘tick’ on them.
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