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Appeal following two attacks in Burnley

Saturday, March 17, 2018

WE are appealing for information following two attacks in Burnley.

At 9pm on Thursday 15th March, a man walking alone at the junction of Hawk Street and Lyndsey Street was attacked by a group of approximately ten men.

The men got out of three cars and set upon the man using weapons.

The man, in his 20s, suffered a fractured shoulder and cuts and bruising to his head.

His attackers were described as Asian and were travelling in dark coloured vehicles.

In a second incident, at 9pm on Friday 16th March, a group of men approached the front of a house in Thursby Road and smashed the windows.

A Mercedes car and a Hackney cab which were parked outside were also badly damaged.

It is thought weapons including a golf club and bats were used in both attacks.

Det Insp Neil Marr, of Lancashire Constabulary’s CID East Division, said: “We believe these are targeted attacks and are linked to each other.
“We are keen to identify the men involved and the vehicles they were travelling in.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 1440 of March 15th or 1478 of March 16th.

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