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Double murder investigation now underway
Detectives have launched a murder enquiry and arrested a man following the discovery of a body at a house in Lonsdale Road, Southport yesterday (Tuesday, 21 February).
As a result of further enquiries a second body has been recovered at an address in Birch Street, Southport in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, 22 February).
At this time the cause of death has yet to be established and Home Office post mortems will be carried out later today.
Both of the victims are believed to be women in their 80s, although formal identification is yet to take place.
A 43-year-man from Southport has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and will be further interviewed in connection with the enquiry.
The Force Major Incident Team is leading the investigation and house-to-house enquiries are underway, both scenes remain sealed for forensic examination.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FMIT on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.