UPDATE: Family pay tribute to Wendy

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The family of a woman who died in Oswaldtwistle have today (Thursday, March 16) paid tribute to her. 

We were called around 5.15pm on February 25 to a report of a sudden death in Kingfisher Court.

Emergency services attended an address with a woman found unresponsive. Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following formal identification, the woman can now be named as Wendy Warburton, 58, from Oswaldtwistle.

Her death is currently being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem has taken place with a cause of death still to be established.

In a statement, her daughters said: “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.”

A man was arrested in connection with Wendy’s death and remains on bail.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and urging anyone with information to contact police.

Det Insp Bryony Midgley, of Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “This is an incredibly upsetting and distressing time for Wendy’s family. They remain in our thoughts and prayers as they continue to come to terms with their loss.

“We remain keen to speak to anyone who can assist our enquiries.

“A man has been arrested and bailed as part of the investigation, but we really want to piece together exactly what happened before Wendy’s death.

“Did you see anything unusual in the Kingfisher Court area between lunchtime on Friday, February 24 and 5pm on Saturday, February 25? Was anyone acting suspiciously?

“Anything, no matter how seemingly small or trivial, could prove vital to the inquiry.

“We remain open-minded about the circumstances around how Wendy died and it is vital we get answers for her family.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1021 of February 25.

Alternatively Information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 31-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed to May 20.

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