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Lancashire Constabulary - Press Appeal

Detectives are appealing for information after the body of a man was found at an address on Eccleston Road, Blackpool.

Details of Incident

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in Blackpool.


Police were called around 4.35pm yesterday (Saturday, January 1) to a report of a sudden death at an address in Eccleston Road.

Emergency services attended to find the body of a man. Sadly the man, later identified as Malcolm Frary, 76, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Home Office post mortem has taken place and his death is now being treated as murder.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and are keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area between New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31) and New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1).


Det Ch Insp Lee Wilson, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team said:

“My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Mr Frary’s family at this sad and very difficult time.  A murder investigation has been launched and we are keen to identify as many witnesses as possible.  Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the Eccleston Road area between the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, overnight into New Year’s Day?

If so, please come forward.  Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could be vital to our investigation.”





Contact Information

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20220102-0832.  Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at