Officers injured in Blackburn

Thursday, May 6, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and video footage after two officers were attacked and injured in Blackburn today (Thursday, May 6).

Police were called around 2.10pm to reports of an assault at an address in St Gabriel’s Avenue.

Officers attended and while at the scene were punched in the street. Both officers suffered head and body injuries. They were later taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

Further patrols attended with a man arrested.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and are keen to speak to anyone with CCTV or video footage of the incident.

Temp Det Insp Kate Kennedy, of Blackburn CID, said: “This was a shocking assault which has left two of our officers, simply doing their jobs, requiring hospital treatment.

“An investigation is underway and while we have made an arrest, we are keen to recover any video footage which shows what happened.

“The altercation happened on the street and I believe a number of people were in the area at the time. If you have CCTV or mobile phone footage showing the incident, please come forward.

“Furthermore, there is some suggestion the assault was filmed and uploaded to Facebook Live. Again, if you can help our enquiries, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0741 of May 6.

A 38-year-old man from Blackburn has been arrested on suspicion of affray and assaulting a police officer. He is currently in custody.

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