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Man charged with Oswaldtwistle murder

Lee Holt with his daughters Kiera-Leigh (left) and Alecia

[D]etectives have charged a man with murder following a shooting in Oswaldtwistle.

Police were called around 8.25pm on Wednesday (October 25) to a report a man had been shot on Barnard Close.

The victim, Lee Holt, 32, from Accrington, suffered a single shot wound to his chest. He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

After the incident a 14-year-old boy from Oswaldtwistle was arrested on suspicion of murder. A day later a second man, aged 49 and also from Oswaldtwistle, was arrested on suspicion of murder. The 49-year-old man was released on Saturday (October 28) but following further enquiries re-arrested.

Matthew Moseley, 49, of Barnard Close, Oswaldtwistle, was last night (Monday, October 30) charged with murder. He has been remanded to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday, Oct 31st).

The 14-year-old boy was earlier bailed to November 22 by police.

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