Police release CCTV image in investigation into lecturer's death

Police have released a CCTV image of a retired lecturer captured the day before his body was found in a suspicious fire at his bungalow in Blackburn, Lancashire on November 10.

Christopher Proctor, 88, was already dead before the blaze was started but the exact cause of death has yet to be established.

Christopher Proctor, 88, from Blackburn, Lancashire using a cash machine at the Tesco Express store in Whalley New Road on November 9 Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Detective Superintendent Paul Withers said: "I believe that the answers to Mr Proctor's death lie within the local community and I would urge people to come forward with information."

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.