£5,000 reward to catch Blackburn attackers

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack of a man in Blackburn.

The victim of the attempted murder is a 41 year old man who was attacked in his home in Blackburn in the early hours of Sunday, February 24th, and remains in a critical condition at the Royal Preston Hospital.

He was found with multiple injuries inside his home, in Coleridge Street, by police around 1am after reports three men had broken into his house.

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It is believed the three men ran from the address towards Stansfield Street. The first man is described as white, aged 25 to 30 years and of a medium or athletic build. He had short brown hair, which was longer on top and spoke in a local accent.

The second man is described as white, around 6ft. tall and of a strong or heavy build with short dark hair and a local accent. The third man is also described as white, 6ft. tall and of a strong or heavy build with a local accent.

Crimestoppers Regional Manager for the North West Gary Murray, said: “An innocent man is suffering in hospital as a result of this horrific attack. The police are aware three men who may not be linked with the attack were present in the premises and could have vital information that can help find those responsible. Please come forward anonymously.

“We are offering this reward of up to £5,000 to anyone who tells us what they know anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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“Those responsible for this heartless violence should not be allowed to get away with this crime. Help us to prevent similar crimes from happening by telling us what you know, not who you are.”

To be eligible for the reward, information must be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information can be given via a secure online form found on www.crimestoppers-uk.org but will not be eligible for a reward.