Four held in Blackpool after man's body found in flat

Four people - including a 16-year-old girl - are being questioned by police after a body was found in Blackpool.

Lancashire Police were called to the flat on Central Drive on Friday night after being alerted by paramedics.

The 48-year-old man appeared to have suffered a number of injuries and his death is being treated as suspicious.

Three men aged 20, 32 and 36 - and the teenager - have been arrested and are in custody helping police with their inquiries.

Detectives said they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the man, who has not been identified.

Det Supt Kevin Toole, leading the investigation, said: "While the detail that we have so far remains unclear, the early indications are that this incident has been contained within the premises where the body was discovered.

"I would however appeal to anyone else who may have any information about what happened to come forward and contact police."

The investigation team is particularly keen to hear from anyone who who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between 1800 and 1900 BST.

A post-mortem examination to establish a cause of death was due to take place later.