UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead in Blackpool

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A man has been charged by police investigating the murder of a woman in Blackpool.

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 9.30pm on Monday (March 29) to a report of a stabbing at an address on Dinmore Avenue.

Officers attended and sadly the body of a woman, later named as Simone Ambler, 49, from Blackpool, was found inside the property. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Home Office post mortem gave a cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

A man was arrested at the address and taken into custody.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Donald Payne, 62, of Dinmore Avenue, Blackpool, has been charged with murder. He is due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, March 31).

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