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Fifth person charged in Blackburn murder inquiry

Monday, December 24, 2018

A fifth person has been charged in connection with the death of a Blackburn man.

Police were called around 10.35pm on November 27 to reports of a large scale disturbance on Rhyl Avenue.

Officers attended and Sajed Choudry, 43, was found at the scene with a number of serious injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died from his injuries on December 13.  

A 24-year-old man was seriously injured during the incident and is still recovering.

Yesterday (Sunday, December 23) police arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with the investigation.

Syed Akbar, of Cedar Street, has been charged with murder and attempted murder and is due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court today (Monday, December 24).

Rafaqat Ali, 38 and Fazal Ilahi, 62, both of Tenby Close, Blackburn, as well as Sadaqat Ali, 36, of Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn, were originally charged with two counts of attempted murder, along with 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Following Mr Choudry’s death they were instead charged with one count of murder and one of attempted murder.


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