Detectives appeal for help to trace last movements of Burnley man found dead at his home

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a Burnley man’s final movements.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 8:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 9:53 am
Police are appealing for information about the final movements of Andrew Forrest who was found dead at his home in Burnley earlier this month.
Police are appealing for information about the final movements of Andrew Forrest who was found dead at his home in Burnley earlier this month.

Emergency services were called to an address on Florence Street at around 3-15pm on Tuesday, March 19th after the body of a man was found.

The man, Andrew Forrest ( 49) was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A post mortem examination has taken place, however a cause of death is yet to be established. Further tests will be carried out.

Police have been carrying out a number of inquires to piece together Andrew’s movements in the lead up to the discovery of his body.

Mr Forrest visited a family member in the local area around 10am on Saturday, March 16th and then returned home.

Police are now appealing for anyone who came into contact with Mr Forrest between Saturday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 19th, to come forward.

DCI Gareth Willis of Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation team said: “Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family at this incredibly difficult time. They are being supported by specially trained officers.

“We currently do not know how Andrew died and the exact time of his death. Therefore we are appealing to anyone who may have seen or even heard from him between Saturday and Tuesday to speak to us.

“If you have any information and haven’t already spoken to us, please get in touch as soon as possible. Any information, no matter how minor, could prove to be important.”

Anyone with information should call us on 101 quoting log number LC-20190319-0838

Andrew’s family have paid the following tribute to him:

“Andrew was a wonderful and loving dad, grandad, son, stepson, brother, brother in law, uncle and friend who was a Burnley football club enthusiast and a very sociable person, who cared about everyone.

“As a family we are trying to come to terms with our loss and kindly ask that you respect our wishes for privacy.”