Police continue probe into fatal stab attack

The alleyway behind York Road, St Annes, where Ian Dollery was found with stab wounds
The alleyway behind York Road, St Annes, where Ian Dollery was found with stab wounds

Detectives are continuing their enquiries into a fatal stabbing in St Annes.

Businessman Ian Dollery, 51, was found with stab wounds by police around 11.30pm on Thursday after reports a man had been assaulted outside an address on York Road.

Ian Dollery was stabbed to death outside his home in St Annes.

Ian Dollery was stabbed to death outside his home in St Annes.

Mr Dollery was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

A 47-year-old man of no fixed address and a 54-year-old man from Lytham were arrested on suspicion of murder. The 54-year-old was later released, while the other man was detained in a secure unit pending a mental health assessment.

Police continued door to door enquiries in the area over the weekend.

A cordon on the alleyway behind York Road, where Mr Dollery was found injured, has since been removed.

A police spokesman said enquiries are ongoing and Mr Dollery’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone with information can call Lancashire police on 101.