Officers investigating the death of a man in Nelson on Friday (May 22) have charged his son with his murder.

Joe Walker was arrested after his father Tom Walker, 65 was found with injuries at his home on Fir Street in the town. 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.

The 32-year-old was charged last night (Sunday, May 24th) following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). He appeared before magistrates in Preston this morning (Monday, May 25th).

“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.”

Family tribute to Tom Walker