Almost a year since her body was found at a house in Oswaldtwistle, police have released an update on the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Wendy Warburton.

Ms Warburton, 58, was found unresponsive at a property in Kingfisher Court at around 5.15pm on Saturday, February 25, 2023, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police launched an investigation and were initially treating Ms Warburton’s death as unexplained and suspicious, with a post-mortem unable to establish a cause of death.

Following extensive and thorough investigations by Lancashire Constabulary, the force has confirmed though that Ms Warburton’s death is no longer being treated as suspicious.

At the time of her death, a 31-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of murder and was bailed until May 20, 2023, with the police saying they “remained open-minded about the circumstances around how Wendy died”.

A file has now been passed to the coroner, and the man arrested was released with no further action being taken.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “Following a thorough investigation, the woman’s death is no longer being treated as suspicious. A file has been passed to HM Coroner.

“A man previously arrested on suspicion of murder has since been released with no further action in relation to that matter.”

Following Ms Warburton’s death, her daughters paid tribute to her, saying: “We are absolutely devastated by the tragic loss of our kind and beautiful mum.

“If anyone knows any information, no matter how small, please come forward. We are desperately searching for answers, peace and closure.”