Lancashire

Son arrested over stabbing of parents in Blackburn

Police outside house in Heys Close, Blackburn after a man was found fatally stabbed
Image caption Police were called to the house in Heys Close at 07:50 BST

A teenager has been arrested over the death of his father and the stabbing of his mother in Lancashire.

Police were called to Heys Close in Blackburn at about 07:50 BST.

Neil Ryan, 46, was found dead at the scene. His wife Debbie, 41, is in the Royal Blackburn Hospital but the injuries are not life threatening.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death is undergoing a mental health assessment in a secure hospital unit.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Ryan died of a single stab wound.

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