Nelson murder charge: Family pay tribute to 'gentle soul' found dead with multiple stab wounds

Detectives investigating the death of a 65-year-old Nelson man after charged a suspect with murder.

Monday, 25th May 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Monday, 25th May 2020, 12:36 pm
Tom Walker

The 32-year-old, from Nelson, was charged last night following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service. He appeared before magistrates in Preston this morning.

Police were called at around 3:35pm on Friday after Thomas Walker, known as Tom, was found with injuries at his address on Fir Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A subsequent post-mortem examination revealed that he died as a result of stab wounds to his body and head injuries.

Tom’s family have paid the following tribute to him: “Thomas was a quiet gentle soul without a bad bone in his body. He was passionate about Burnley Football Club and will always be a claret.

"He enjoyed playing darts, walking his dog and listening to his favourite band, Status Quo. Thomas didn’t deserve what happened and we, his family, are absolutely devastated that he has been snatched away from us in this way.”

A police spokesman said: "Our thoughts continue to remain with Tom’s family and friends."