Murder investigation launched after man (47) dies in Nelson

A murder investigation is under way following the death of a man in Nelson.

Monday, 2nd July 2018, 10:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:16 pm
Police launch murder investigation in Nelson

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 10pm on June 20th to reports of a sudden death in Derby Street.

Officers attended and the body of a 47-year-old man, later identified as Christopher Moore, was sadly found at the scene.

The death was initially treated as non-suspicious, but following further investigation and a Home Office post-mortem, Mr Moore was found to have suffered a number of injuries. A cause of death has yet to be established.

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Det. Chief Insp. Andy Cribbin, of Lancashire Police: "We have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man in Nelson. Our enquiries are at a very early stage, but I would urge anyone with information to contact us."

If you can help contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1657 of June 20.

A 38-year-old man from Nelson has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.