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Steven Thurston: Charges over Blackburn man's murder

Steven Thurston Image copyright Family Handout
Image caption Police said the last known sighting of Steven Thurston was on Sunday afternoon

Two men have been charged with murdering a 50-year-old in his home.

Steven Thurston was found with "significant head injuries" in Sussex Drive, Blackburn, in the early hours of Monday.

George Preshur, 30, of Keele Walk, Blackburn, and Andrew Tate, 22, of Brownbirks Road, Huncoat, are due before Blackburn Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Mr Thurston's family said he was the "kindest" father, son and brother.

Det Ch Insp Zoe Russo said he had been subjected to a "violent and sustained assault".

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