Murder inquiry after body of man found in Burnley street

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion murder after a body was found in the Manchester Road area this morning.

The body of the 27-year-old man was found in Albion Terrace, Burnley, at 9am.

A 52-year-old man, who was lying close to the body, was arrested by police and a Lancashire Constabulary spokesman said: “Police were called to Albion Terrace in Burnley shortly before 9am this morning where the body of a 27-year-old man was found lying on the street.

“A second man, aged 52, who was lying close to the deceased man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

“Police are at the early stage of an investigation into the circumstances of the incidents.”