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UPDATE: Investigation underway after man dies in Oswaldtwistle

Monday, February 17, 2020

A man has been charged in connection with a murder investigation in Oswaldtwistle.

Police were called on 13 February after a 65 year old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries from an address in Worsley Court.

The man, Stuart Newton, sadly died in hospital on Friday (14 February).

A post mortem examination has given a cause of death of blunt head trauma.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with Mr Newton’s death and has now been charged with murder.

Nathan Scott Williams, 30, of Mount Pleasant Rd, Oswaldtwistle appeared before Blackburn Magistrates' Court this morning (17 February). He has been remanded in custody and is due at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday (19 February).

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Wilson, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “My thoughts and those of my team remain with Mr Newton’s loved ones at this tragic time. They continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

“If you have any information that could help with our investigation and haven’t already contacted us, please do.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0165 of February 13th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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