A person has been found dead in a house in Blackburn.

A large emergency service presence was spotted at an address in Wensley Fold just after 2pm on Sunday.

Police and paramedics were called to the house, on Crosshill Road, to attend to a concern for welfare incident, but sadly the person involved had died.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Force Incident Manager Andy Willis said: "We were called at 2.12pm on Sunday by the North West Ambulance Service in relation to an ongoing incident on Crosshill Road in Blackburn.

"At this time we can confirm that one person is dead.

"We are not in a position to confirm any personal details but the death is not being treated as suspicious and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

"Further updates will be provided as and when but a police presence is expected to remain at the scene for the remainder of the afternoon as we continue to investigate this tragic incident."

Lancashire Telegraph:

The air ambulance was also in attendance and made a landing on the field belonging to Wensley Fold Primary School.

A family statement read, “We are trying to come to terms of the death of our caring and wonderful daughter. It has come as a great shock to all her family and friends. Her memory will be something we will cherish forever.

“At this stage we are unable to process anything else and would kindly request that the family are left to grieve in peace.”

One eye witness, who provided images from the scene said: "The air ambulance was here for over an hour and they took off at about 3.30pm."

The person's next of kin has been made aware of the tragic incident and remaining family members are in the process of being contacted by the police.