‘Our Lee’s girls were his world’

Mur­der charge af­ter young dad shot dead

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

THE fam­ily of ‘bril­liant and loving’ dad-of-two Lee Holt have is­sued a heart­felt tribute say­ing his young daugh­ters were his ‘en­tire world’.

Mr Holt, from Ac­cring­ton, died on Wed­nes­day night af­ter a shoot­ing out­side a house on Barnard Close in Oswaldtwistle.

His heart­bro­ken fam­ily have is­sued a joint tribute to the 32-year-old af­ter his tragic death , and say he has left the ‘love of his life’ in the ‘most trau­matic way imag­in­able’.

Mr Holt, who was liv­ing on Cedar Street just op­po­site his par­ents Mar­i­lyn and Kevin Holt leaves his young daugh­ters Ale­cia, 12, and eight-year-old Kier­aLeigh.

Pay­ing tribute, his fam­ily said: “Lee was a bril­liant, loving son to Mar­i­lyn and Kevin Holt. A loving brother to Laura Holt. He has two beau­ti­ful chil­dren, Ale­cia aged 12 and Kiera-Leigh aged eight, who were his en­tire world. Fam­ily was his life. He has left the love of his life Kate in the most trau­matic way imag­in­able. We hope to draw from the courage and strength he showed in his life to get through this ex­tremely dif­fi­cult time.”

A fundrais­ing page has now been launched to sup­port the dad-of-two’s fam­ily. So far £510 has been re­ceived in do­na­tions.

The page is at https:// www.gofundme.com/ Lee­holt

Lee Holt, who died af­ter suf­fer­ing a gun­shot wound, with daugh­ters Kier­aLeigh (left) and Ale­cia

The scene in Barnard Close, Oswaldtwistle, af­ter the tragedy

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

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