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Four charged with murder

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

FOUR people have been charged with murder after a man died following an assault in Blackburn.

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

Officers attended and 43-year-old Sajed Choudry 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 Thursday, December 13th.

A post mortem examination has been carried out but no cause of death has yet been given.

A 24-year-old man was seriously injured during the incident and is recovering. Rafaqat Ali, 38 and Fazal Ilahi, 62, both of Tenby Close, Blackburn, as well as Sadaqat Ali, 36, of Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn, had earlier been charged with two counts of attempted murder. A 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also charged with two counts attempted murder.

Following Mr Choudry’s death they are all now charged with one count of murder and one of attempted murder.

They are due to appear via videolink before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday, December 19th)

Mr Choudry's family has asked they are given privacy to grieve and deal with their loss. Our thoughts are with them at this sad time.


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