Two men arrested over attack death in St Annes

Scene of the attack The 47-year-old was treated by paramedics at the scene but died in hospital a short time later

A 47-year-old man has died after being attacked in the street as he walked home with friends and family.

Lancashire Police said the man was assaulted after an altercation at about 23:00 BST on Monday in St Annes.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene in Park Road, near Zeko's takeaway, but died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital a short time later.

A man, 32, from St Annes, was arrested on suspicion of murder and a man, 45, has been held on suspicion of assault.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later.

Det Supt Andy Murphy said: "This is a tragic incident and an investigation is under way to establish the circumstances of exactly what happened."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Lancashire

Weather

Preston

Min. Night 3 °C

Features

  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back


  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6


  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?


  • Woman with closed eyeStrange light show

    What do you see when you close your eyes?


  • Sony WalkmanLost ideas

    What has happened to Japan's inventors?


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.