Man found dead in Lancaster as bomb squad attends property

A man has been found dead outside a house in Lancaster.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 12:52 pm
Dale Street in Lancaster. Image courtesy of Google Streetview.
Dale Street in Lancaster. Image courtesy of Google Streetview.

Lancaster police say they were called at around 11.45am on Monday August 19 to reports of a body of a man, believed to be in his 70s, found outside an address in Dale Street.

Specialist bomb disposal officers also attended the address to help dispose of “several defunct munitions” and a shotgun found inside.

The items were safely removed from the address.

A police spokesman said there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course.