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Appeal for witnesses in Leyland pub after death of a 57-year-old man

Saturday, June 29, 2024

We are appealing for witnesses and information following the death of a 57-year-old man. 

At 4.09pm on Monday 24th June, our officers were called to an address in Hollinshead Street, Chorley, to a report of a sudden death.

Very sadly, Paul Ainscough, 57, was found deceased. Our thoughts are very much with his family at this distressing time.

As part of our enquiries into Mr Ainscough’s death, we want to speak to people who were at the Stag pub, Worden Lane, Leyland, last Saturday (22nd June) between around 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

We believe he was involved in an incident in the pub’s beer garden, and he might have been pushed over during it. Mr Ainscough was believed to have been wearing a bucket hat at the time.

If you were in the pub or its beer garden and witnessed the incident, we urge you to get in touch.

Please contact 101, quoting log 0893 of 24th June 2024.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with this incident initially on suspicion of a section 18 assault and has since been released on bail.

While we have made an arrest, our enquiries are very much ongoing.

Specially trained officers are supporting the family and they have agreed to release a picture of Paul in the hope that this may assist people in remembering the events of last Saturday.