Pensioner, 79, found 'murdered' with head injuries as two men aged 58 & 54 arrested

A PENSIONER has been found dead with head injuries – and two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder today.

Cops called just before 2pm yesterday to a street in Accrington, Lancashire following reports of a concern for welfare.

A 79-year-old man was found with serious head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cops said a post mortem examination will be carried out.

Two men – aged 54 and 58 and both from Accrington – were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody.

The victim’s family are being supported by officers, cops said.

Police have appealed for witnesses who saw anyone behaving suspiciously in the area.

DCI Pauline Stables said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this extremely distressing time.

“A murder investigation is underway and I would ask any witnesses to please get in touch. I would also ask people to check their CCTV or dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything which could assist our enquiries.

“I appreciate this incident will cause residents a great deal of concern and we have increased reassurance patrols in the area.

"There are also officers carrying out door to door enquiries. If you see them in the area feel free to say hello and pass on any information you may have.”

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