Man arrested after violent assault in Blackburn

Sunday, August 12, 2018

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man and his young son were attacked in a car in Blackburn.

Police were called at about 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday, August 11th) to reports that a number of men with weapons were attacking a BMW car in the Queen’s Park Road area of the town.

The driver and his five year old son both received minor injuries during the incident which is being treated as a targeted attack.

One man, aged 19, from Blackburn was later arrested on suspicion of Affray. Enquiries are on-going to locate a number of other men.

Detective Sgt Rob Trickett, of Blackburn CID, said: “While we do believe that this was a targeted attack it was nonetheless terrifying for this man and especially for his young son who was with him in the car. I would appeal for anyone with information to contact us.”

Extra patrols have been put on in the area as reassurance.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1268 of August 11th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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