A road was closed for five hours after the body of a man in his 50s was found on road in Blackburn.

Part of Wellington Road and the area surrounding it in Blackburn were closed by police this morning with a tent having been erected.

Police were called at 5.30am this morning (June 21) after the discovery of a dead body.

Lancashire Telegraph: A cordon was put in placeA cordon was put in place

A spokesperson for the police said: "We were called around 5.30am today (Tuesday, June 21) to a report of a sudden death in Wellington Road, Blackburn.

"The body of a man, believed to be in his 50s, was found in an alleyway. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is not believed to be suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course."

Mr Allen who has lived in the area for over 40 years said: “There was a lot of police here in the early hours of morning. I would say around 6.30am.

“The police have been here since then.

“It is quite shocking for this area.

“There is always something going on though.”

Another family who lived opposite were not aware of what had happened.

Lancashire Telegraph: A police tent has been erected on a grass vergeA police tent has been erected on a grass verge

One end of the cordon was on the junction with Stansfeld Street. The police tent was close to a number of garages on a grass verge.

A police van and officers were guarding the scene, however, the cordon was lifted at around 10.30am.