A murder investigation is underway in Longton after the death of a man on Friday, March 6.

Police were called around 3.50am to a report of a serious assault at an address in Cedar Grove.

Emergency services attended with a 75-year-old man found inside the property with serious injuries.

The man was treated by paramedics but sadly later died.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody.
An investigation is underway and enquiries on-going.

Det Ch Insp Leah Rice, of Lancashire Police, said: "A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a serious assault in Longton today.

"These are tragic circumstances and our thoughts are with the man involved and his family at this sad and very difficult time.

"While we have made an arrest, we remain in the early stages of our enquiries and would appeal to anyone with information about what has happened to come forward.

"It is believed the suspect and the male were known to each other and police do not believe there is a wider risk to the public at this stage."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0118 of March 6.
A 31-year-old woman from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.