POLICE have named a man who was found dead in Nelson earlier this week.

Tom Walker, 65, was found unresponsive at a property in Fir Street after officers were called out. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers investigating his death have now been given extra time to question a man they arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said: "If you know anything that could help, please call 101 quoting ref 734 of May 22.

"Our thoughts remain with Tom's family."

Yesterday, Lancashire Police's Detective Chief Inspector Lee Wilson said:"A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Nelson.

"My thoughts are very much with the man involved and his family at this tragic and very difficult time.

"While we have made an arrest, we would appeal to anyone with information or who feels they can assist with our enquiries to come forward."