Two charged with Lancashire murder

Two men have tonight been charged with the murder of a Blackburn man.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 11:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th June 2019, 12:05 am
Steven Thurston

George Preshur, 30, of Keele Walk, Blackburn and Andrew Tate, 22, of Brownbirks Road, Huncoat are due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Thursday, June 13), charged with the murder of Steven Thurston in Blackburn.

Police launched a murder enquiry after the body of Steven, 50, was found inside his home address on Sussex Drive, Blackburn at about 12.50am on Monday June 10.

A Home Office post mortem examination showed he died from significant head injuries.

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In a tribute Steven’s family said: “Steven was the kindest, caring, loving father, son and brother whose door was always open to help others.”

A 52-year-old woman from Blackburn arrested in connection with the investigation has been released under investigation.