Man (51) found dead at Burnley home ‘real people person’

Brendan Lally. (s)
Brendan Lally. (s)

THE family of a man found dead in a Burnley house last month has paid tribute to a “real people person”.

Brendan Lally (51), of Springfield Bank, was found unconscious at a house in Reed Street, on October 31st before being pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

Two women aged 20 and 49, and three men aged 42, 45 and 48, all from Burnley, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 20-year-old woman, and men aged 45 and 48, were released without charge, while the 49-year-old woman and the 42-year-old man were released on police bail.

A statement from the family described Brendan as somebody who struggled with alcohol addiction but who also always had time for others.

It read: “Brendan was a real people person who was always willing to help others and though he did not have a lot he would happily share what he had. Brendan really understood the importance of sharing; he had a forgiving nature and was always willing to give people a second chance.

“Brendan was a happy person and was always playing the joker. Brendan had a problem with alcohol but had really sought help with Inspire and this was making a real positive difference in his life for which he was really grateful. Brendan took a real interest in familiy affairs and will be sadly missed by all.”