Witnesses sought after Blackburn disorder

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after a disorder incident in Blackburn.

We were called at around shortly before 11pm last night (Tuesday, January 29th) to reports of a group of men causing damage to properties and cars in the Douglas Place, Pearl Street and Gretna Road area.

Three men aged 19, 25 and 29 from Blackburn were arrested on suspicion of affray and remain in police custody at this time.

Officers located a silver Volkswagen Passat thought to have been involved, nearby on Cornelian Street. Two men were inside but refused to leave the vehicle. Due to a suggestion that a potential firearm may be present, Tac Ops officers attended and negotiated with the men. After three hours, they left the vehicle and were arrested.

DI Scott Waddington from East CID said: “We appreciate that the initial incident and subsequent stand-off will have caused concern amongst local residents but I would like to reassure people that despite information being received, at this time we have found no trace of a firearm in the vehicle which was seized or the area.


“If you saw anything or have information that you think can help, please call us on 101, quoting incident reference LC-20190129-1377."

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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