Two men charged and named after Blackburn stabbing

Two people have been charged after a man was stabbed multiple times in Blackburn.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 8:00 pm

Police were called to a report of an assault in Walnut Street shortly before 4pm on Saturday, April 3.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital with a number of "serious" stab wounds. His condition has been described as stable.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder yesterday morning (Tuesday, April 6) following a "number of enquiries".

Two men have been charged with Section 18 wounding with intent.

They have since been charged with Section 18 wounding with intent following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

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The two men are Mahtab Hanif, 22 and Ramzan Hanif, 24, both of Goldhey Street, Blackburn.

They are due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday, April).

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information or anyone with mobile phone, dashcam or CCTV to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 1092 of April 3.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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