Police hunt gang after ‘drive-by slashing’ in Burnley

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A MAN was slashed across the face in a “drive-by” attack in the early hours of Sunday.

The 26-year-old victim received hospital treatment after being cut with a knife after an altercation outside Guys as Dolls nightclub in St James’s Street.

Police said the attack took place in nearby Calder Street following an argument between the Asian victim and a group of other Asian men. The men got into a dark Vauxhall saloon-style car and drove past the victim as one of its occupants slashed him across the face. The car then drove off at high speed around 3-30 a.m.

Det. Insp Dave Groombridge, of Burnley CID, said: “The altercation appears to have started in or outside Guys as Dolls. The victim went to Burnley General Hospital for treatment to cuts to his face but was not detained. I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information can call Burnley CID on 472143 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.