Pictured: Couple, aged 57 and 60, who were stabbed to death inside their £250,000 house in Lancashire village as man, 35, arrested for murder is detained under mental health act
- The body of a man and a woman were found by police at a house near Preston
- Officers were called to property on Cann Bridge Street at 1:40pm on Saturday
- A 35-year-old local man was arrested that night on suspicion of murder
A couple who were stabbed to death inside the £250,000 house have been named by police.
Tricia Livesey, 57, and Anthony Tipping, 60, were found dead by officers who had been called to concerns of their safety on Saturday afternoon.
Post-mortem examinations show they both died as a result of multiple stab wounds, police said.
A 35-year-old man held on suspicion of murder has been detained under the mental health act.
Bodies of Tricia Livesey, 57, and Anthony Tipping, 60, were found by police at £250.000 house
Officers were called to property on Cann Bridge Street at 1:40pm on Saturday afternoon
Police were called at around 1.40pm on Saturday to the house in Cann Bridge Street in Higher Walton, Lancs.
Officers forced their way into the house where they made the grim discovery.
A spokesman for the force said: ‘A 35-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of murder has now 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. Our thoughts remain with them.
A 35-year-old local man was arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of the double murders
The arrested man has now been detained under the Mental Health Act for treatment
Police on the scene at Cann Bridge Street, Higher Walton, where authorities found the bodies
‘A dedicated team of detectives continue to carry out enquiries.’
Detective chief inspector Pauline Stables 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.’