Burnley ‘murder’ victim died of head injuries

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a man in Burnley after a murder investigation was launched yesterday.
Body found in Balderstone Lane, BurnleyBody found in Balderstone Lane, Burnley
Body found in Balderstone Lane, Burnley

The man was discovered at the business premises of Pendle Skips in Balderstone Close where he is thought to be a casual employee.

Formal identification of the man is due to take place today and a post mortem examination has established he died as a result of extensive head injuries.

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Police were called by the Ambulance Service after the man was discovered at the premises in Burnley around 8am on Monday. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Det. Supt Paul Withers of the Force Major Investigation Team said: “We have a large team of detectives dedicated to this investigation and finding out exactly how this man came about these injuries and the circumstances which led to his death.

“I would urge anyone with information about this man’s death to please get in contact with us at your earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Police on 101 quoting incident reference 182 of July 27th

Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.