Two charged with murder

Thursday, December 31, 2020

DETECTIVES investigating the death of Nigel Scott have charged two people with murder.

Officers were called by the ambulance service at 10.05am on Sunday (December 27) to reports a man had been found unconscious on the pavement in Clarendon Road East in Blackburn.

58-year-old Nigel Andrew Scott, from Preston, was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but sadly died on December 28th.

 Nigel Scott

Following enquiries and after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service two people were charged last night with Mr Scott’s murder.

Daniel Butler, 32, of Walker Street, Preston and Marina Westlund, 26, of Clarendon Road East, Blackburn, are due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday, December 31st)

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from the area to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0317 of December 27, 2020 or report it online at

Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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