65-year-old Oswaldtwistle man found with 'serious injuries' dies in hospital

An investigation is now underway to establish how the 65-year-old man sustained the serious injuries which led to his death in Oswaldtwistle.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 6:08 pm
Updated Monday, 17th February 2020, 6:21 pm

Police were called after a 65-year-old man was taken to hospital from an address in Worsley Court yesterday (February 13).

Officers have confirmed that the man, who can now be named as Stuart Newton, died in hospital today (February 14).

The man had sustained 'serious injuries', and police are now launching an investigation to find out what happened.

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A 65-year-old man has died after he was found with serious injuries at an address in Worsley Court.

A 30-year-old man from Accrington was previously arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

He has now been re-arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Wilson, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Mr Newton’s loved ones at this tragic time. They are being supported by specially trained officers.

“It is currently unclear how Mr Newton came by his injuries – whether as a result of an assault or a fall, or both and we are trying to establish exactly what has happened.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information to come forward and contact us.

“While we have made one arrest, we remain in the very early stages of our investigation and our enquiries are on-going.”

An investigation is continuing and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course to try to establish a cause of death.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0165 of February 13.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website HERE.

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