Video: Police appeal for information in Burnley murder

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Police are appealing for information after a murder investigation was launched when a body was found in Burnley on Monday morning.

The body of Stephen Whitehead (49) was found at 8am in the kitchen area of local business Pendle Skips on Heasandford Industrial Estate when workers began turning up for work.

Forensics at the scene of the murder in Balderstone Lane, Burnley

Forensics at the scene of the murder in Balderstone Lane, Burnley

It is believed Stephen, who was a casual employee at the firm, was using the premises to sleep rough after recently falling on hard times.

Police have confirmed that Stephen died from significant injuries after receiving numerous blows to the head with what is believed to be a blunt object.

Det. Supt. Paul Withers, who is leading the investigation, is keen to track the victims whereabouts from Saturday evening onwards, when it is believed Stephen visited town centre pubs The White Lion and The Princess Royal.

It is not known if Stephen died on Saturday night or at some point on Sunday.

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 182 of July 27th, or alternatively can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.