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UPDATE: Further CCTV appeal following serious disorder in Burnley

Monday, May 10, 2021

Earlier today we asked for help identifying two people in relation to a disorder incident in Burnley last month.

A woman we released a CCTV image of, who we wanted to speak to as a potential witness, has since been identified.

We are continuing to appeal for help identifying the man, pictured, as part of our enquiries.

The incident occurred on Thurston Street at around 6pm on April 5th. We were initially called to reports of antisocial behaviour, where approximately 30 youths were reported to be congregating and being abusive to residents. We attended the area and received further reports of an assault and an allegation of racial abuse.

An investigation was launched and nine people have since been arrested. They are an 18-year-old man, four girls aged 17, 16, 15 and 14 and boys aged 17, 16, 15 and 14, and all from Burnley. All those arrested have since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

DC Rik Clough, of Burnley Police, said: “We would like to thank those members of the public who responded to our first appeal and provided information that helped with our enquiries. Similarly we say ‘thank you’ to those who helped us following our appeal this morning. The woman we wanted to speak to, who we thought may have witnessed some of the incident, has now made contact.

“The man in the attached image is still being sought in connection with our investigation and we are asking anybody with information about who he may be to get in touch straight away.”

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch on 101 quoting log 1173 of April 5th. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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