THREE people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Blackburn man. 

Detectives investigating the murder of Steven Thurston have this evening arrested a 22-year-old man from Accrington and a 30-year-old man from Blackburn on suspicion of murder. 

A third arrest of a 52-year-old woman from Blackburn was also made in connection with the investigation. 

All three remain in custody. 

Officers launched the murder enquiry after the body of Mr Thurston, 50, was found inside his home on Sussex Drive in Blackburn at around 12.50am on Monday. 

A home office post morterm examination showed that he died from significant head injuries. 

Detective Chief Inspector Zoe Russo, of the Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT), is leading the enquiry.

She said: “While we have now made a number of arrests this is just the latest stage of our investigation which is very much on-going. I would continue to appeal for anyone with information, however insignificant they may think it is, to come forward and contact us.”

In a tribute Steven’s family said: “Steven was the kindest, caring, loving father, son and brother whose door was always open to help others.”

Anybody with information should the police on 101, quoting log 47 of June 10th. Alternatively, you can reach independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at