Couple found stabbed to death in home as man, 35, arrested on suspicion of murder

Tricia Livesey, 57, and Anthony Tipping, 60, were found dead at about 1.40pm on November 20 after Lancashire Constabulary responded to calls over concerns for their safety

A couple who were found stabbed to death in their home has been named by police as a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The bodies of Tricia Livesey, 57, and Anthony Tipping, 60, were found at about 1.40pm on November 20 after Lancashire Constabulary responded to calls over concerns for their safety.

When officers forced entry they found the couple were already dead at a property in Higher Walton, Lancs.

Post-mortem examinations have shown that both died as a result of multiple stab wounds, LancsLive reports.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

The family of the victims have been made aware of the latest developments and are being supported by liaison officers.

A dedicated team of detectives continue to carry out enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector, Pauline Stables, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with the family and friends of Tricia and Anthony.

“I appreciate that their deaths and the manner in which they died must have been a terrible shock to those who knew them.

“While we have arrested one man – who has now been detained under the Mental Health Act – our enquiries into this incident are very much ongoing and if anyone has any information which could help us I would urge them to get in touch.”