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Police appeal for witnesses after man's body found in Woolton

Police are questioning two men after a man's body was found in Woolton. The man in his 50s was discovered at the junction of Woolton Street and Allerton Road. He's not yet been formally identified.

"I am appealing for anyone who was in Woolton village last night or the early hours of this morning to come forward. I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who was in the Coffee House pub at closing time, around midnight, to come forward. It’s possible you may have seen something that could help us to piece together the events prior to the man’s death.”

– Detective Inspector Colin Rennison, Merseyside Police



Murder investigation over death of vulnerable Blackpool woman

An 18 year old man is being questioned after police in Blackpool launched a murder investigation over the death of a woman in the resort. Karen Marshall's body was found on Tuesday at a property on Fulwod Avenue. Initially her death was not thought to be suspicious.

“Karen lived alone and was a vulnerable lady. At some point either before or after her death her post office card was stolen and has since been used at ATM machines on Dickson Road and Westcliffe Drive. We’re very keen to identify any witnesses that may have any knowledge of this card being used or who perhaps saw anybody frequenting the address over the past week to get in touch.”

– Detective Superintendent Paul Withers, Lancashire Police
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