Injured Man on North Houses Lane Update: Woman arrested faces NO FURTHER ACTION


A woman arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in St Annes has been released no further action. Emergency services were called to an address in North Houses Lane at 4.55pm yesterday where a man in his 50s was found to have a number stab wounds.

His death was initially being treated as suspicious as officers worked to establish how he came about his injuries. Following a post-mortem examination today and further investigation work carried out by detectives, we can now confirm that the man’s death is no longer being treated as suspicious and officers are not looking for anybody else in connection with it.

DCI Jane Webb, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “I appreciate this incident will have caused the community a great deal of concern and I would like to thank them for their patience as we fully investigated how the man came about his fatal injuries.

“The woman arrested yesterday has now been released and will face no further action. I also want to make it clear that we are not looking for anybody else in connection with the man’s tragic death.”

My thoughts remain with the deceased males loved ones at this at this incredibly difficult time.”

Fylde Police have announced that Detectives have launched an investigation into an incident in St Annes.

Police were called to North Houses Lane at 4.55pm  yesterday (Monday 30th Nov) when a local found the victim suffering from  a number of stab wounds.

The victim, in his 50s, was severely injured and later pronounced dead at the scene, despite the best efforts of paramedics.

A 55-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday and is currently in custody.

The crime scene remains in place today and there will be a visible police presence in the area over the coming days.
Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward, including anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage which may assist with the inquiry.

Detective Chief Superintendent, Ian Whitehead, from the Force’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the deceased man’s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are at a very early stage of our investigation and, while an arrest has been made, we need to establish the full circumstances of what has gone on. That is why I’m appealing for anybody who saw anything suspicious or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage covering the area in and around North Houses Lane to get in contact with us as soon as possible.

“I know this incident will cause a great deal of shock in the community, but I would like to reassure residents that our dedicated officers are working hard to establish the full facts behind the man’s death and bring whoever is responsible to justice. We will be increasing the number of officers on patrol in the area over the coming days.”

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101, quoting log 0893 of November 30, 2020. Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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