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Higher Walton couple stabbed to death in their own home

Written by on November 23, 2021

A couple who were found dead at a house in Higher Walton at the weekend have now been named by police.

The couple has been formally identified as Tricia Livesey, aged 57 and Anthony Tipping, aged 60.

Lancashire Constabulary was called at about 1.40pm on Saturday (November 20) to a concern for the safety of the occupants of a property in Cann Bridge Street.

Officers forced entry and found a man and a woman deceased inside the address.

Post-mortem examinations have shown that both died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

It has also been confirmed that a 35-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of murder has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

The family of the victims have been made aware of the latest developments and are being supported by liaison officers.

A dedicated team of detectives continue to carry out enquiries.



The scene on Cann Bridge Street, in Higher Walton
The scene on Cann Bridge Street, in Higher Walton

Detective Chief Inspector, Pauline Stables, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with the family and friends of Tricia and Anthony. I appreciate that their deaths and the manner in which they died must have been a terrible shock to those who knew them.

“While we have arrested one man – who has now been detained under the Mental Health Act – our enquiries into this incident are very much ongoing and if anyone has any information which could help us I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log 0841 of November 20, 2021.

Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppoers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers.org.

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