Blackburn man dies after 'violent' home attack

Steven Thurston Image copyright POLICE HANDOUT
Image caption Police have appealed for help to trace Mr Thurston's final movements

A man has died after suffering head injuries in a "violent and sustained" attack at his home, police have said.

Steven Thurston, 50, was pronounced dead after being found at his house on Sussex Drive, Blackburn, at about 00:50 BST on Monday, Lancashire Police said.

Appealing for information about Mr Thurston's movements, the force said a post-mortem examination had found he died from "significant head injuries".

In a statement, his family said he was the "kindest" father, son and brother.

Det Ch Insp Zoe Russo said she wanted to hear from anybody who had seen the 50-year-old after the last-known sighting at 16:00 on Sunday.

She added that while the investigation was ongoing, it was "clear that Steven has been subjected to a violent and sustained assault".

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Thurston died of "significant head injuries".

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