Investigation underway after incidents in Accrington

Thursday, April 26, 2018

An investigation is underway after a number of incidents in Accrington.


At shortly after midnight police received a call to say that a car had been set on fire on Edelston Street and the windows of houses smashed on Hyndburn Street and Countess Street. A second vehicle was also damaged on Countess Street.


Police also responded to reports of a fight on Countess Street which resulted in two men aged 20 and 43 being taken to hospital. The 20 year old has since discharged himself. The 43 year old remains in the Royal Preston Hospital with fractures. His injuries are not life threatening.


Inquiries are on-going into all of the incidents.


Detective Chief Inspector Marie Haworth, of East CID, said: “We are investigating these incidents.


“We are confident that there is no threat to the wider community in the Accrington area but we have increased visible police patrols as reassurance.


“I would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact us on 101, or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”




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