Lancashire

Murder probe after two men found dead in Burnley house

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Media captionForensics officers were brought in to examine the property

Police have started a double murder inquiry after the bodies of two men were found in a house in Lancashire.

Officers were called to a property in Waddington Avenue, Burnley, at 1230 BST and found the dead bodies inside.

The men have not yet been formally identified and forensic examinations of the scene are being carried out.

Officers have been making door-to-door inquiries on the street, which is part of a large estate on the eastern edge of the town.

Neighbours gathered outside the property as details of the killings emerged.

Image caption Neighbours said they were worried by the killings

Resident Jo Williams said she arrived home from work to find the police cordon and was told about the deaths by detectives.

"It's just going worse down here," she said.

"We got burgled at the end of August. I've had my work van damaged. Now people are getting killed. It's not very safe is it?"

A Lancashire Police spokeswoman said there were no further details as officers were still "in the very early stages of the inquiry".

No arrests had been made on Tuesday evening and neighbour Michael Hadzik, who knew one of the victims, said he was nervous.

"It's worrying because I've got two children and it's happened just across the road from my own house. And there's nobody in custody at the moment for it," he told the BBC.

"I want to make sure my family is OK and protected and I'd rather the person who has done it handed themselves in, or they are caught as quickly as possible."

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