Lancashire

Murder charge over Blackpool flat death man

Central Drive flat
Image caption John Whitham was found badly beaten at the flat in Central Drive

A 20-year-old has been charged with murder after the body of a man was found at a flat in Blackpool.

Ambulance crews found the badly beaten body of John Whitham, 48, from Rochdale, at a flat in Central Drive on Friday.

Richard Goss, also of Central Drive, been charged with his murder.

He is to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. Two men, aged 32 and 36, and a 16-year-old girl have been released without charge.

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