Man accused of murdering Higher Walton couple

Tricia Livesey and Anthony tip

Police yesterday charged a 35-year-old man with the murder of a couple from Higher Walton.


Lancashire Police received a call at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday 20 November detailing the safety concerns of occupants of a property in Cann Bridge Street.

Officers forced entry and sadly found Tricia Livesey, 57, and Anthony Tipping, 60, dead inside the address.

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Autopsies showed they both died from multiple stab wounds.

Lee Tipping, 35, was arrested for murder and subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act.

After examination, he was found fit for interview, and after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, he was last night (Wednesday 15 December) charged with the two murders.

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The families of the victims have been informed of the latest developments and are supported by liaison officers.

Police said their thoughts remained with them.

Lee Tipping of Cann Bridge Street, Higher Walton, will appear in Preston Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, December 16).

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