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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Man charged with murdering elderly man in Blackburn

Christopher' Proctor's body was found after a fire at his bungalow in Blackburn Credit: Lancashire Police

A man has been charged with the murder of a pensioner in Blackburn.

The body of 88 year- old Christopher Proctor was found after a fire at his bungalow in Pleckgate.

38 year -old Anthony Curry from Blackburn is due before magistrates in the town in the morning. He also accused of arson, theft and burglary.

A 30 year old woman Clare Randall is also appearing charged with theft.

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