Blackburn attack: Two arrests in murder probe after man, 54, dies

Andrew Whitter Image copyright Lancashire Police/Google
Image caption Attack victim Andrew Whitter was living in supported accommodation

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 54-year-old man who police believe was robbed and assaulted earlier this week died.

Andrew Whitter, originally from Chorley, was found injured in supported accommodation in Great Bolton Street, Blackburn, on Monday evening.

He had been critically ill in hospital but died on Thursday, police said.

A Blackburn man aged 26 is being held on suspicion of murder. A man, 23, arrested earlier remains in custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder.

Lancashire Police said it was investigating whether he was assaulted and robbed in the days before his admission to hospital.

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