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Investigation continues into serious assault in Bacup

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5:44pm 27th November 2014

An investigation after a man was found with a stab wound in Bacup Town Centre at the weekend continues, with seven arrests made so far.

The 25 year old man from Bacup was discovered in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 22 November with a single stab wound to the torso.

An incident was reported involving a number of people in the town centre at around 3am in the area of Yorkshire Street.

When police arrived, the group ran off and the 25 year old was discovered.

He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Four have been released without charge.

A 21 year old man from Bacup was arrested on suspicion of S18 wounding with intent and a public order offence and was released on bail until December 9th.

A 34 year old man from Bacup was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit GBH and a public order offence and remains in custody.

A 25 year old man from Heywood was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit violent disorder and assisting an offender and remains in custody.

Detective Superintendent Paul Withers said: “This is a serious incident which is being investigated by the Force Major Investigation Team and enquires are on-going to establish exactly how this 25 year old man has come to be seriously injured.

“Specialist officers are supporting the family of the man and we would like to thank those that have come forward and assisted with the investigation so far.

“Additional patrols have been and will continue to take place in the area, and I would like to reassure local residents that we believe this to be an isolated incident.

“I would urge anyone who was on or in the vicinity of Yorkshire Street on Saturday between 2am to 3am, who hasn’t already come forward to do so as soon as possible as you may have vital information that could assist with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting incident reference 176 of November 22nd.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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