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Murder inquiry after mother and toddler found dead

Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of a woman and a toddler in a Lancashire village.

The bodies of the 26-year-old woman and 22-month-old boy - understood to be a mother and son - were discovered after officers were called to an address in Euxton at about 6.55pm yesterday.

The village of Euxton is located about 25 miles north-west of Manchester. Credit: Google Maps

Detectives are treating the case as a murder inquiry but are not looking for anyone else over the deaths.

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place to establish the causes of death of the pair.

Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite, of Lancashire Constabulary, said:

This is a tragic case. It is being treated as a murder inquiry, although we are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.

We are still in the very early stages of this investigation but we are conducting a number of inquiries in order to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the deaths.

– Eddie Thistlethwaite