The family of 71-year-old Marlene McCabe found dead at home have paid tribute to her:

The family are devastated at the tragic circumstances surrounding their loved ones death. Marlene was a kind, caring mother and devoted Granny who will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched. The family ask for privacy at this sad time.

Family of Marlene McCabe

Police were called around 6pm on Wednesday September 4 to an address on West Park Drive, in Blackpool after a woman's body was found at the home.

The woman, who had suffered serious head and facial injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. Police have been granted a further 36 hours to question him and he remains in police custody.

A Home Office post mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as head injuries.