Police appeal after man assaulted and thrown into Blackburn canal

Police appeal after man assaulted and thrown into Blackburn canal

Police appeal after man assaulted and thrown into Blackburn canal

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A MAN was assaulted with a metal bar and thrown into the canal in Blackburn.

Police are appealing for information after the man was attacked as he walked along the path between St Mary’s Wharf and Asda.

The 22-year-old was approached by two men, thought to be aged between 25 and 30 years.

One of the men began to hit him with the bar of metal, while the other man held him back.

He was then thrown into the canal and the offenders ran away in the direction of Mill Hill.

The victim suffered a cut to his head and bruising and swelling to one of his eyes.

Both men are described as white and aged 25-30. The first was around 5ft 6/7ins tall, wearing a dark green, long-sleeved turtle neck top and black balaclava. The second was around 5ft 10ins tall and was wearing a grey, nylon, waterproof hoody with a blue arrow on the front and blue joggers.

Police believe that the assault, which happened at around 6pm on Tuesday, was witnessed by a man on a red bike and are keen to hear from him.

DC Tricia Sowerbutts said: “This was a nasty and seemingly unprovo-ked assault. If anybody has any information about it, I would urge them to contact us.

“In particular I am keen to trace the man on the red bike. If this is you, or you think you know who this may have been, please come forward.”

Anyone with informa-tion should telephone 0800 555 111.

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12:36pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Old age pensioner says...

Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut Old age pensioner
  • Score: 46

12:53pm Fri 13 Jun 14

izzitbecaseeamblack says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Rascist ****
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Rascist **** izzitbecaseeamblack
  • Score: -61

1:52pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Benpupdog says...

izzitbecaseeamblack wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Rascist ****
An old age pensioner is racist ??????? It sounds like your the racist, notbecauseyourblack. Learn to spell as well thicko.
[quote][p][bold]izzitbecaseeamblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Rascist ****[/p][/quote]An old age pensioner is racist ??????? It sounds like your the racist, notbecauseyourblack. Learn to spell as well thicko. Benpupdog
  • Score: 50

2:00pm Fri 13 Jun 14

woolywords says...

Happened on Tuesday, we get to know about it, on Friday.

Even in the age of information technology, you'd think that we might get a notification, a sight sooner than this..

For a small fee, I'll teach the police, how to alert everyone with a mobile phone, within 2 or 3 miles of the incident..

Hope the guy is OK, as I fell in that canal and was ill for 4 days afterwards.
Happened on Tuesday, we get to know about it, on Friday. Even in the age of information technology, you'd think that we might get a notification, a sight sooner than this.. For a small fee, I'll teach the police, how to alert everyone with a mobile phone, within 2 or 3 miles of the incident.. Hope the guy is OK, as I fell in that canal and was ill for 4 days afterwards. woolywords
  • Score: 14

2:06pm Fri 13 Jun 14

izzitbecaseeamblack says...

Benpupdog wrote:
izzitbecaseeamblack wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Rascist ****
An old age pensioner is racist ??????? It sounds like your the racist, notbecauseyourblack. Learn to spell as well thicko.
Old age my @@rs
Benpupdog your a idiot .
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzitbecaseeamblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Rascist ****[/p][/quote]An old age pensioner is racist ??????? It sounds like your the racist, notbecauseyourblack. Learn to spell as well thicko.[/p][/quote]Old age my @@rs Benpupdog your a idiot . izzitbecaseeamblack
  • Score: -47

2:44pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

izzitbecaseeamblack wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Rascist ****
Izzitbecaseeamaprick
.
[quote][p][bold]izzitbecaseeamblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Rascist ****[/p][/quote]Izzitbecaseeamaprick . Steven Seagull
  • Score: 43

3:23pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Bad News Barrett says...

Right so im looking for a guy wearing a black balaclava and i have to hope he's still wearing it cause it happened on tuesday...
Right so im looking for a guy wearing a black balaclava and i have to hope he's still wearing it cause it happened on tuesday... Bad News Barrett
  • Score: 21

4:51pm Fri 13 Jun 14

sean_brfc says...

Benpupdog wrote:
izzitbecaseeamblack wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Rascist ****
An old age pensioner is racist ??????? It sounds like your the racist, notbecauseyourblack. Learn to spell as well thicko.
That'll be 'you're' not 'your'. Pot/kettle.
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzitbecaseeamblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Rascist ****[/p][/quote]An old age pensioner is racist ??????? It sounds like your the racist, notbecauseyourblack. Learn to spell as well thicko.[/p][/quote]That'll be 'you're' not 'your'. Pot/kettle. sean_brfc
  • Score: 10

10:51pm Fri 13 Jun 14

M Foster says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Valid point. It links to my comment made here elswhere tonight about LT being VERY selective on what stories they allow comment on. The scores on the comments here say it all.
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Valid point. It links to my comment made here elswhere tonight about LT being VERY selective on what stories they allow comment on. The scores on the comments here say it all. M Foster
  • Score: 10

11:26am Sat 14 Jun 14

daveyoung says...

Good job he's ok otherwise it would be another accidental drowning r.i.p david and andy.
Good job he's ok otherwise it would be another accidental drowning r.i.p david and andy. daveyoung
  • Score: 9

8:57pm Sat 14 Jun 14

unleash your potential says...

M Foster wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Valid point. It links to my comment made here elswhere tonight about LT being VERY selective on what stories they allow comment on. The scores on the comments here say it all.
Racist idiot - you have no credibility amongst the majority of decent folk. Stirring hatred on any story you can!!
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Valid point. It links to my comment made here elswhere tonight about LT being VERY selective on what stories they allow comment on. The scores on the comments here say it all.[/p][/quote]Racist idiot - you have no credibility amongst the majority of decent folk. Stirring hatred on any story you can!! unleash your potential
  • Score: -9

10:33pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Shane says...

woolywords wrote:
Happened on Tuesday, we get to know about it, on Friday.

Even in the age of information technology, you'd think that we might get a notification, a sight sooner than this..

For a small fee, I'll teach the police, how to alert everyone with a mobile phone, within 2 or 3 miles of the incident..

Hope the guy is OK, as I fell in that canal and was ill for 4 days afterwards.
They could of course report it immediately but the reason why they don't is that they try to solve the case first without making it public so as not to alert the offenders.

It's a sad world we live in when you can be walking along a canal minding your own business and be confronted bu 2 people, one wearing a balaclava and brandishing an iron bar. They for no reason beat you up and throw you into a canal.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Happened on Tuesday, we get to know about it, on Friday. Even in the age of information technology, you'd think that we might get a notification, a sight sooner than this.. For a small fee, I'll teach the police, how to alert everyone with a mobile phone, within 2 or 3 miles of the incident.. Hope the guy is OK, as I fell in that canal and was ill for 4 days afterwards.[/p][/quote]They could of course report it immediately but the reason why they don't is that they try to solve the case first without making it public so as not to alert the offenders. It's a sad world we live in when you can be walking along a canal minding your own business and be confronted bu 2 people, one wearing a balaclava and brandishing an iron bar. They for no reason beat you up and throw you into a canal. Shane
  • Score: 5

1:52am Sun 15 Jun 14

Steven11 says...

unleash your potential wrote:
M Foster wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut
Valid point. It links to my comment made here elswhere tonight about LT being VERY selective on what stories they allow comment on. The scores on the comments here say it all.
Racist idiot - you have no credibility amongst the majority of decent folk. Stirring hatred on any story you can!!
M fester , you mentioned decent folk , try commenting when you are sober (****) .
[quote][p][bold]unleash your potential[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: Great descriptions of the scum LT, why are descriptions not given out on every piece of journalism?tut tut[/p][/quote]Valid point. It links to my comment made here elswhere tonight about LT being VERY selective on what stories they allow comment on. The scores on the comments here say it all.[/p][/quote]Racist idiot - you have no credibility amongst the majority of decent folk. Stirring hatred on any story you can!![/p][/quote]M fester , you mentioned decent folk , try commenting when you are sober (****) . Steven11
  • Score: 4

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