Murder investigation launched after stabbing

Two men are in custody on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing in St Annes.

Police were called shortly after 11.30pm last night following reports that a man had been assaulted outside an address on York Road.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed outside an address on York Road, St Annes

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed outside an address on York Road, St Annes

Officers found a 51-year-old man with stab wounds. He was taken by ambulance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are on the scene today and have blocked off an alleyway while they continue to investigate.

Residents reported a heavy police presence in the area last night, with part of the street being cordoned off.

A post mortem examination to establish the exact cause of death was due to take place today.

Police investigating a murder on York Road, St Annes, have cordoned off an alleyway

Police investigating a murder on York Road, St Annes, have cordoned off an alleyway

Police say their enquiries are on-going and the man’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Two men, a 47-year-old of no fixed address and a 54-year-old from Lytham, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in custody.

Detectives have appealed for anyone with information to call 101 quoting log 1561 of 18 June or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Police stand guard at the scene of a murder on York Road, St Annes

Police stand guard at the scene of a murder on York Road, St Annes