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Lancashire fire deaths

Two people have died in separate house fires in Lancashire. An 88-year-old man was killed in Blackburn in the early hours of Sunday. Another person was killed in an unrelated fire in Leyland on Sunday evening.

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Inside bungalow gutted by fire

Lancashire Police investigating the murder of an 88-year-old man in Blackburn believe he was dead before a fire at his home.

Christopher Proctor's bungalow on Pleckgate Road was destroyed by flames in the early hours of Saturday, November 10.

Police today re-issued their appeal for more information about what happened to him.

Mr Proctor's bed, a television and an arm chair were found in this room Credit: ITV Granada
Police believe Mr Proctor was dead before the fire started Credit: ITV Granada

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