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Murder investigation launched after woman found dead in Blackpool

Lisa Chadderton

[D]etectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman in Blackpool.

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 10.15am today (Monday, November 27) following reports a woman had been assaulted at a flat on Topping Street.

Emergency services attended and the victim was found with a number of injuries.

Sadly the woman, named as Lisa Chadderton, 44, from Blackpool, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Following investigation two men were later arrested by police in the Kent area in connection with her death.

Temp Det Supt Jill Johnston, of Lancashire Police, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the victim’s family at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“They are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation and have made two arrests.

“We believe this was an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else at this time.

“If you have any information that you think could assist us with our investigation, please contact us immediately.”

A spokesman for Lisa Chadderton’s family said: “Lisa’s family would like to express their thanks for all the support and heartfelt messages they have received from family and friends. This is helping us through the tragic loss of our beautiful Lisa.

“We are devastated about the loss of Lisa, she had an infectious personality. She was the life and soul of the party, always smiling and thinking of others. She was generous to a fault, often putting others before herself.

“The family now request that their privacy be respected to allow them to begin the grieving process.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0345 of November 27.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at

A 56-year-old man from Blackpool and a 24-year-old man from Kent have both been arrested on suspicion of murder. They are currently in custody.

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