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Two men arrested in Kent after 44 year old woman is found dead at a flat in Blackpool

It's believed the 44 year old woman was assaulted. She died at the scene. Credit: PA

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman in Blackpool.

Police were called by the Ambulance Service following reports a woman had been assaulted at a flat on Topping Street.

She was found with a number of injuries.

Lisa Chadderton, who was 44 and from Blackpool died at the scene.

Two men were later arrested by police in the Kent area in connection with her death.

A 56-year-old man from Blackpool and a 24-year-old man from Kent have both been arrested on suspicion of murder.

These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the woman's family at this incredibly sad and difficult time..

They are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

We are in the very early stages of our investigation and have made two arrests.

We believe this was an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else at this time.

– Det Supt Jill Johnston, of Lancashire Police

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Watch: Aftermath of Blackpool 'gas explosion'

The aftermath of a 'gas explosion' in a former guest house in Blackpool can be seen in the footage above.

The guest house has suffered Credit: UKNIP

A man and a woman had to be freed from the rubble by firefighters.

The pair were trapped after the blast at about 5.55pm on Saturday in Charles Street, in Blackpool, Lancashire.

The aftermath of a 'gas explosion' in Blackpool Credit: UKNIP
Debris litters the street in Blackpool Credit: UKNIP

A number of people have been treated by paramedics at the scene and two people who were rescued have been taken to hospital.

– Lancashire Police
The street was cordoned off by emergency services Credit: UKNIP

Missing Stoke man Gerald Frost may be in Blackpool area

Police are appealing for information for missing Gerald Frost, who may be in Blackpool Credit: Staffordshire Police

Police are continuing to search for Gerald Frost and investigating the possibility he is in the Blackpool area.

Gerald, aged 58, went missing from Baddeley Green, Stoke-on-Trent on Monday 18th September.

He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, with brown hair, blue eyes and a beard. He was last seen wearing a purple jumper, a maroon coat, blue/grey trousers, a flat cap and dark shoes.

He was last seen in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent, at around 1pm on Tuesday 19th September. It is possible he is still in North Staffordshire but he has connections in the Blackpool area.

  • Anyone who has seen Gerald or anyone who knows his whereabouts should ring Staffordshire Police immediately on 101, quoting incident number 311 of 19 September.
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