Three more people have been arrested in the investigation in to the murder of Aya Hachem, 19, in Blackburn.
A 32-year-old man, along with a 32-year-year-old woman, both from Coventry were arrested yesterday (Tuesday, June 2nd). The man is being held on suspicion of murder and the woman is detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.
A 28-year-woman from Manchester was also arrested this morning (Wednesday, June 3rd) on suspicion of murder.
Aya (pictured below), was shot in broad daylight on Sunday, May 17th as she was out shopping close to the Lidl supermarket on King Street in Blackburn.
15 people were arrested in the days after her death, with five men and a woman charged; two men bailed pending further enquiries; six people – three men and three women – released under investigation and one man released without charge. The latest arrests bring the total to 17.
Any information or video footage in relation to this inquiry can still be sent via the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0401020120E05-PO1
Anybody with any other information can contact us on 101, quoting log number 0412 of May 18th, or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.