Two people released on bail following Burnley murder probe

TWO people arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead at a house in Burnley have been released on bail.

A woman, aged 49, and a man, aged 42, both from Burnley, were arrested by detectives along with three others, after the body of Brendan Lally, 51, of Springfield Bank, Burnley was found at the foot of a stairway at a house in Reed Street on Hallowe'en.

At 11.20pm officers attended the address following a report of an unconscious man at the terraced house.

On arrival officers found the man at the bottom of the stairs and despite the efforts of police and paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives said they are still treating his death as ‘unexplained’.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Thursday revealed Mr Lally died from both head and neck injuries.

Five people, including two women, aged 20 and 49, and three men, aged 42, 45 and 48, all from Burnley, were arrested on October 31.

The 20-year-old woman and men aged 45 and 48 have were later released without charge.

Yesterday, the remaining 49-year-old woman and 42-year-old man, both from the Burnley area, were released on polcie bail until November 8, so officers can carry out further inquiries.

A Lancacshire police spokesman said: “Our investigation into Mr Lally’s death is continuing.

“I would urge anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious to come forward and contact us.”

Police can be contacted on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:37pm Sun 4 Nov 12

mavrick says...

Why have murder suspects been released on bail?
Why have murder suspects been released on bail? mavrick

12:09am Mon 5 Nov 12

Mike Oxsore says...

mavrick wrote:
Why have murder suspects been released on bail?
Because murder investigations are often complex and resource intensive and the crucial evidence required to secure a charge can often be difficult to come by. The Police only have a limited time to hold somebody in custody before they have to release or charge. By releasing on Police bail it gives them time to "dig further" into the enquiry before the detention clock runs out. Bailing them to a later date means they don't have to release them without charge after up to 72 hours.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: Why have murder suspects been released on bail?[/p][/quote]Because murder investigations are often complex and resource intensive and the crucial evidence required to secure a charge can often be difficult to come by. The Police only have a limited time to hold somebody in custody before they have to release or charge. By releasing on Police bail it gives them time to "dig further" into the enquiry before the detention clock runs out. Bailing them to a later date means they don't have to release them without charge after up to 72 hours. Mike Oxsore

8:43am Mon 5 Nov 12

mavrick says...

So if these individuals go on to murder say a witness, would anybody be called to account. or would it be a case of lessons will be learnt??
So if these individuals go on to murder say a witness, would anybody be called to account. or would it be a case of lessons will be learnt?? mavrick

9:23am Mon 5 Nov 12

midas says...

mavrick wrote:
So if these individuals go on to murder say a witness, would anybody be called to account. or would it be a case of lessons will be learnt??
There isn't enough evidence to charge them, there isn't even enough evidence to ask the Magistrates to extend their custody time limit for further questioning. Why should they be locked up?
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: So if these individuals go on to murder say a witness, would anybody be called to account. or would it be a case of lessons will be learnt??[/p][/quote]There isn't enough evidence to charge them, there isn't even enough evidence to ask the Magistrates to extend their custody time limit for further questioning. Why should they be locked up? midas

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