Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death at a house in Colne.

Officers were called to New Market Street shortly before 2.30pm on Sunday where paramedics were treating a 34-year-old man with a number of serious injuries.

The man, who has been named as Richard Chamberlain from Colne, died a short time later.

A 44-year-old man from Colne has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Lancashire Telegraph: Richard ChamberlainRichard Chamberlain (Image: Lancashire Police)

Police say Richard’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

A postmortem examination to establish the cause of his death is taking place today, Monday.

DCI Jill Riley of Lancashire Police’s force major investigation team said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with Richard’s loved ones at this difficult time.

“We have a dedicated team of investigators conducting enquiries to get justice for Richard.

"As part of these enquiries, we are asking anyone who saw or heard a disturbance or anything suspicious, in the area of New Market Street yesterday afternoon (Sunday) to make contact with us.

"I would also ask people to check their dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage to see if they have captured anything which could help our investigation.

“I know people will be understandably concerned by what has happened. I would like to reassure them that this is being treated as an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the public.”

Anyone with information or footage should email forcecontrolroom@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 640 of March 31, 2024.