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Man questioned after discovery of woman's body in Chorley

Police have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Adlington, Chorley.

Officers were called to Harrison Road at shortly after 5pm last night Credit: Dave Brown

A post mortem examination will be carried out today to try to establish the cause of death.

Officers found the body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, inside the house Credit: Dave Brown

A 54 year old man from Adlington has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody on suspicion of murder.

Forensic tests being carried out at the house on Harrison Road Credit: Dave Brown

Investigation launched after body found at house in Chorley

Police have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Adlington, Chorley.

Officers were called to Harrison Road at shortly after 5pm last night following concerns for the safety of a woman. Officers found the body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, inside the house.

A post mortem examination will be carried out today to try to establish the cause of death.A 54 year old man from Adlington has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody on suspicion of murder.

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Crews tackle fire at pub in Chorley

Fire crews have been called to a pub in Briers Brow, Wheelton following reports a pub and a residential property were well alight. Emergency services got the call at just before 6am and are currently tackling the flames at the Dressers Arms.

Biker dies in Chorley crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a crash in Chorley on Saturday.

It happened at around 1.35pm, at the junction of Wigan Lane and Duxbury Hall Road when an Audi A6 and a Triumph Daytona 675 collided.

The rider of the bike, 45 year old Simon Williams from Chorley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into this collision is now underway and our thoughts are with Mr Williams’ family at this incredibly said time.

“We did speak with a number of witnesses at the scene, but if you saw this collision and haven’t yet spoken to police then please get in touch with us.”

– Sergeant Rob Gomery

Crime Commissioner says improved training vital for officers with tasers

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said:

"This was a deeply regrettable incident, and it is only right the officer should offer a personal apology to Mr Farmer for his actions.

"I welcome the outcome of the IPCC's investigation, which clearly shows there are lessons to be learnt. This was an unacceptable incident in which the officer's standards fell far below what is expected from members of Lancashire Constabulary.

The force's panel has made a clear recommendation around the training which should be given to officers who carry tasers, and as Police and Crime Commissioner I am committed to ensuring that recommendation is acted upon.

Police officer who tasered grandfather 'made a dreadful mistake'

Lancashire Police say the officer who tasered a grandfather failed to perform his duties to a satisfactory standard, but his actions did not amount to gross incompetence.

“I would like to sincerely apologise to Mr Farmer on behalf of the Constabulary for what happened and the resulting distress and anxiety he undoubtedly suffered.

The officer made a dreadful mistake when he discharged his Taser, but was acting on a reasonable and honestly held belief that his actions were necessary to protect the public. The officer did not perform his duties to a satisfactory standard but this did not amount to gross incompetence.

– Assitant Chief Constable Tim Jacques, Lancashire Police

The officer will be issued with a Written Improvement Notice and be required to demonstrate specific performance improvements over a set timescale.

Additionally the officer has expressed considerable regret over this incident and arrangements will be made for him to offer a personal apology to Mr Farmer.

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