Blackburn bungalow fire death: Seven arrested
- 15 November 2012
- From the section Lancashire
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering an 88-year-old man who died in a bungalow fire in Blackburn.
Christopher Proctor died in the blaze which started on Pleckgate Road shortly before 04:00 GMT on Saturday.
A 38-year-old man and a woman aged 30 have been questioned and bailed while an investigation continues, police have said.
The five others have been released without charge.
A post-mortem examination has been carried out but the cause of Mr Proctor's death is currently unknown.
Det Supt Paul Withers, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would appeal for anyone who has any information which may assist us in our inquiries to come forward and contact us."