Gang attack on Burnley teenagers

A GANG attack by up to 15 teenagers in the Duke Bar area of Burnley has left two men with head and chest injuries.

Nineteen-year-old friends were walking along Colne Road, between Hurtley Street and New Hall Street, when they were confronted by a gang of Asian youths and subjected to racist abuse.

The friends, both white, were challenged to a fight but were clearly outnumbered, according to police.

One of them was pushed into the road and subjected to kicks and punches.

Police said he was left with chest and rib injuries.

His friend was then pursued by some of the youths, towards Barden Lane, and was also attacked, resulting in him sustaining facial injuries.

Detective Constable Tim Maddox, of Pennine police division’s hate crimes unit, has just issued an appeal for witnesses to the violence, which is thought to have occurred between around 2.30pm and 3pm on Sunday.

“There is believed to have been a bus passing, around that time, and there may have been traffic backed up as a result of the incident,” he added.

The attacks took place close to an area of cleared terrace housing, which also housed the former Derby Arms pub.

Police say the larger group contained between 10 and 15 Asian youths, believed to be in their late teens.

The victims were allowed home after hospital treatment.

People with any information on those responsible for the attack are asked to call the unit on 01282 472282.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, free and annonymously, on 0800 555111.

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10:40am Fri 29 Apr 11

rhodeislandred says...

Surprised about the attack No but am surprised that it has finally been reported in the papers. These incidents have been happening more and more frequently and the press seemed to be remaining silent about it .
This area is vast becoming a no go area , only the other night I drove past and a group of asian heritage boys had tied an England flag on a lampost and set fire to it .
These racist attacks need to be addressed before we go back to the days of the riots .
Or maybe thats the plan so they can have more money thrown at them like last time . ie new schools , new houses etc etc . Or is that me just being cynical ?
Surprised about the attack No but am surprised that it has finally been reported in the papers. These incidents have been happening more and more frequently and the press seemed to be remaining silent about it . This area is vast becoming a no go area , only the other night I drove past and a group of asian heritage boys had tied an England flag on a lampost and set fire to it . These racist attacks need to be addressed before we go back to the days of the riots . Or maybe thats the plan so they can have more money thrown at them like last time . ie new schools , new houses etc etc . Or is that me just being cynical ? rhodeislandred

11:33am Fri 29 Apr 11

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

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"they were confronted by a gang of Asian youths and subjected to racist abuse".
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What's this? The Police and the Telegraph actually naming ''Asians'' as the perpetrators of a crime?
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My word, the next thing you'll know is that they'll be arresting them and showing their mugs in the paper
. "they were confronted by a gang of Asian youths and subjected to racist abuse". . What's this? The Police and the Telegraph actually naming ''Asians'' as the perpetrators of a crime? . My word, the next thing you'll know is that they'll be arresting them and showing their mugs in the paper NICEONESUNSHINE

12:22pm Fri 29 Apr 11

brfcianbrfc says...

wow have they actually admitted it was racial. I thought it would only be called racial if it was 15 whites attacking 2 asains. These people need to go back to their fatherland if they don,t like it here.
wow have they actually admitted it was racial. I thought it would only be called racial if it was 15 whites attacking 2 asains. These people need to go back to their fatherland if they don,t like it here. brfcianbrfc

12:25pm Fri 29 Apr 11

Siouxsie-Jan says...

How very brave of them!

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The chances of apprehending these cowardly scum are slim to none.
How very brave of them! - The chances of apprehending these cowardly scum are slim to none. Siouxsie-Jan

12:47pm Fri 29 Apr 11

Heretical says...

I lived in Duke Bar many years ago and race related incidents from both communities were, sadly, common and rarely reported because of the fear of inciting 'outsiders' to come and join in to retaliate because it's 'fun' (sorry that should read that it's their political conviction) and the 'mob mentality' is alive and well.So I think the press are careful what they print.

I used to go to Manchester Poly in the 90's and on more than one occasion Moss Side there were mini riots 'contained' within it that never got reported anywhere except by students who actually lived there because of repercussions from outsiders.So some things never change.
I lived in Duke Bar many years ago and race related incidents from both communities were, sadly, common and rarely reported because of the fear of inciting 'outsiders' to come and join in to retaliate because it's 'fun' (sorry that should read that it's their political conviction) and the 'mob mentality' is alive and well.So I think the press are careful what they print. I used to go to Manchester Poly in the 90's and on more than one occasion Moss Side there were mini riots 'contained' within it that never got reported anywhere except by students who actually lived there because of repercussions from outsiders.So some things never change. Heretical

12:54pm Fri 29 Apr 11

BIGGLESTOE says...

The hungry little boy with a runny nose plays in the street as the cold wind blows, IN THE GHETTO! Ladies & Gentlemen, Elvis has left the area!!
The hungry little boy with a runny nose plays in the street as the cold wind blows, IN THE GHETTO! Ladies & Gentlemen, Elvis has left the area!! BIGGLESTOE

1:28pm Fri 29 Apr 11

Izanears says...

What is the betting that it won't be classed as a racist incident?
What is the betting that it won't be classed as a racist incident? Izanears

1:44pm Fri 29 Apr 11

wotthe says...

Mmmmm 15 onto 2 sounds about right probably 2 onto 2 this confrontation would never have happened but we are talking about duke bar and as said the ghetto people wonder why the area is like it is this says it all got the reputation from the scum, cowards that live there,pity though it was not 15 whites attacking two asians it would have made national press and tv news.
Mmmmm 15 onto 2 sounds about right probably 2 onto 2 this confrontation would never have happened but we are talking about duke bar and as said the ghetto people wonder why the area is like it is this says it all got the reputation from the scum, cowards that live there,pity though it was not 15 whites attacking two asians it would have made national press and tv news. wotthe

5:10pm Fri 29 Apr 11

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Waste of time looking for them,lunt will kiss them then let them go and do it again
Waste of time looking for them,lunt will kiss them then let them go and do it again ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123

5:35pm Fri 29 Apr 11

hunter3062 says...

try looking in the private members club on pheasantford street.run by asians for asians.its getting worse on that street gangs of asians running up and down at all hours damaging cars. flitting between the club and pit top looking for trouble and easy young white girls shame on them(the girls).cars with asian males selling their wares all hours of the night.cars racing around duke bar all evening when are the athourites going to do something about it? prob never.btw does the cctv on colne road work prob not as no one ever gets caught.lets have action now before its too late covert or high profile.TAKE THE SCUM OFF THE STREETS.
try looking in the private members club on pheasantford street.run by asians for asians.its getting worse on that street gangs of asians running up and down at all hours damaging cars. flitting between the club and pit top looking for trouble and easy young white girls shame on them(the girls).cars with asian males selling their wares all hours of the night.cars racing around duke bar all evening when are the athourites going to do something about it? prob never.btw does the cctv on colne road work prob not as no one ever gets caught.lets have action now before its too late covert or high profile.TAKE THE SCUM OFF THE STREETS. hunter3062

7:25pm Fri 29 Apr 11

bobbie65 says...

Oh dear, headline should read Lancashire Evening Telegraph tells the truth for once.
Oh dear, headline should read Lancashire Evening Telegraph tells the truth for once. bobbie65

8:20pm Fri 29 Apr 11

duke bar says...

Heretical wrote:
I lived in Duke Bar many years ago and race related incidents from both communities were, sadly, common and rarely reported because of the fear of inciting 'outsiders' to come and join in to retaliate because it's 'fun' (sorry that should read that it's their political conviction) and the 'mob mentality' is alive and well.So I think the press are careful what they print. I used to go to Manchester Poly in the 90's and on more than one occasion Moss Side there were mini riots 'contained' within it that never got reported anywhere except by students who actually lived there because of repercussions from outsiders.So some things never change.
Well well another attack.When folk of Duke Bar said enough was enough after the Duke of York was burnt down. We were called Racists.100 of us were defending the Baltic from like the scum who commited the above cowardly attack.The Muslim folk who burnt the Duke of York down were never brought to trial and the police stood watching it happen
Duke Bar and Colne road used to be full of Pubs and Antique shops in the 70s and 80s.
Now its full of Muslim shops.(NOT ASIAN )as Asia includes folk from China etc.Its not Koreans or Chinese folk who are causing trouble round Duke Bar . Its Burnley born Muslims.
Duke Bar has gone the Area has been half demolished and the heart has been ripped out of it.The whites have moved away from a decent part of town and a fantastic community.Which Duke Bar was in the 70s and 80s.

I am sure if some of the original 80s Duke Bar lads were still knocking around it would be Crime free.No Gangs would be roaming round commiting racist attacks like this.

NO DOUBT THIS POST WILL BE REMOVED.
[quote][p][bold]Heretical[/bold] wrote: I lived in Duke Bar many years ago and race related incidents from both communities were, sadly, common and rarely reported because of the fear of inciting 'outsiders' to come and join in to retaliate because it's 'fun' (sorry that should read that it's their political conviction) and the 'mob mentality' is alive and well.So I think the press are careful what they print. I used to go to Manchester Poly in the 90's and on more than one occasion Moss Side there were mini riots 'contained' within it that never got reported anywhere except by students who actually lived there because of repercussions from outsiders.So some things never change.[/p][/quote]Well well another attack.When folk of Duke Bar said enough was enough after the Duke of York was burnt down. We were called Racists.100 of us were defending the Baltic from like the scum who commited the above cowardly attack.The Muslim folk who burnt the Duke of York down were never brought to trial and the police stood watching it happen Duke Bar and Colne road used to be full of Pubs and Antique shops in the 70s and 80s. Now its full of Muslim shops.(NOT ASIAN )as Asia includes folk from China etc.Its not Koreans or Chinese folk who are causing trouble round Duke Bar . Its Burnley born Muslims. Duke Bar has gone the Area has been half demolished and the heart has been ripped out of it.The whites have moved away from a decent part of town and a fantastic community.Which Duke Bar was in the 70s and 80s. I am sure if some of the original 80s Duke Bar lads were still knocking around it would be Crime free.No Gangs would be roaming round commiting racist attacks like this. NO DOUBT THIS POST WILL BE REMOVED. duke bar

6:51am Sat 30 Apr 11

2gud4u says...

I am not surprised to read this story nor am i surprised by the number of asians involved. They only ever assualt white guys / women when they outnumber them . I had a similar experience when 4 asians attempted to assualt me when they jumped out of a car . They said i had made a racist remark " i had done no such thing " anyway just by chance a police car pulled up . I thought they had seen what was happening . As soon as the police pulled up the asians jumped in their car to drive off but not before i got their reg number . I then went to the police car and told them what had happened and gave the reg number to them . A week later i rang the police to ask if they had got them , after being transferred to several depts i was told the incident had not even been logged . I actually said to the officer if this had been 4 white men onto one asian you lot would have followed it up straight away . The answer i got back was " i cannot answer that sir " . Nope ! i am not surprised that the asians came in numbers but what i am surprised about is that the police are actually looking for them " or are they ? " and that it has actually been reported . As like others on here it seems race crime can only come from white people and the police are only interested in catching those . Maybe its something to do wiotgh dont upset the asians or dont upset the muslims . How bad has Britain become when the indigenous British are being treated as 2nd class citizens in their own country .
I am not surprised to read this story nor am i surprised by the number of asians involved. They only ever assualt white guys / women when they outnumber them . I had a similar experience when 4 asians attempted to assualt me when they jumped out of a car . They said i had made a racist remark " i had done no such thing " anyway just by chance a police car pulled up . I thought they had seen what was happening . As soon as the police pulled up the asians jumped in their car to drive off but not before i got their reg number . I then went to the police car and told them what had happened and gave the reg number to them . A week later i rang the police to ask if they had got them , after being transferred to several depts i was told the incident had not even been logged . I actually said to the officer if this had been 4 white men onto one asian you lot would have followed it up straight away . The answer i got back was " i cannot answer that sir " . Nope ! i am not surprised that the asians came in numbers but what i am surprised about is that the police are actually looking for them " or are they ? " and that it has actually been reported . As like others on here it seems race crime can only come from white people and the police are only interested in catching those . Maybe its something to do wiotgh dont upset the asians or dont upset the muslims . How bad has Britain become when the indigenous British are being treated as 2nd class citizens in their own country . 2gud4u

11:37am Sat 30 Apr 11

nice person says...

More posts removed-10-15 yellow illiterate gutter dwellers as that is what it takes to do these sort of things.
My son has been hospitalised twice by racist attacks-No arrests ever made same again large groups of the spineless b@st@rds can't see this post staying on long.They left him in a right state stamping on his head and stole his phone,we got the phone back a 12 year old WHITE lad took it to the police station,no arrests on the scum that did it.If it had been the other way around well riots wouldn't have been the word for it,and i agree we are 2nd class in our own country.
More posts removed-10-15 yellow illiterate gutter dwellers as that is what it takes to do these sort of things. My son has been hospitalised twice by racist attacks-No arrests ever made same again large groups of the spineless b@st@rds can't see this post staying on long.They left him in a right state stamping on his head and stole his phone,we got the phone back a 12 year old WHITE lad took it to the police station,no arrests on the scum that did it.If it had been the other way around well riots wouldn't have been the word for it,and i agree we are 2nd class in our own country. nice person

12:45pm Sat 30 Apr 11

timeforcommonsense says...

Way back in the 90's a friend of mine was attacked by two cars full of Asians. He was left brain damaged and has never been the same. This attack of 8-10 Asian men onto one white lad was reported as GANG WARFARE. Laughable. It is time the NIMBY's and the left wing do gooders realised there ARE no go areas in our towns for white people. Still the answer is in our hands, we go to the polls soon don't we?
Way back in the 90's a friend of mine was attacked by two cars full of Asians. He was left brain damaged and has never been the same. This attack of 8-10 Asian men onto one white lad was reported as GANG WARFARE. Laughable. It is time the NIMBY's and the left wing do gooders realised there ARE no go areas in our towns for white people. Still the answer is in our hands, we go to the polls soon don't we? timeforcommonsense

2:24pm Sat 30 Apr 11

611b says...

My comments removed for stating that these scum should be taught a lesson.
LET censorship!! Don't upset our muslim friends! Just deny it is happening and delete any posts that tell it how it is!
People wake up and take back your streets!!
(This comment will soon be deleted no doubt)
My comments removed for stating that these scum should be taught a lesson. LET censorship!! Don't upset our muslim friends! Just deny it is happening and delete any posts that tell it how it is! People wake up and take back your streets!! (This comment will soon be deleted no doubt) 611b

4:54pm Sat 30 Apr 11

RAyzer says...

LET...its a first reporting racist asians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!what next..
LET...its a first reporting racist asians!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !what next.. RAyzer

8:30pm Sat 30 Apr 11

rishtonred says...

my son has been attacked several times walking home to Rishton from Blackburn... the police usually dont bother getting a report as they say that there is little chance of catching them...

and it keeps the numbers down on the race hate statistics

it is happening in all lancashire towns...
my son has been attacked several times walking home to Rishton from Blackburn... the police usually dont bother getting a report as they say that there is little chance of catching them... and it keeps the numbers down on the race hate statistics it is happening in all lancashire towns... rishtonred

8:33pm Sat 30 Apr 11

rishtonred says...

I am just surprised that Shulab Khan has not been on saying that the asian lads were just at the take-aways on Colne Road, at that time..., minding their own business when the white lads accidentally fell over onto the asian lads shoes....
I am just surprised that Shulab Khan has not been on saying that the asian lads were just at the take-aways on Colne Road, at that time..., minding their own business when the white lads accidentally fell over onto the asian lads shoes.... rishtonred

10:59pm Sat 30 Apr 11

2gud4u says...

One continuing theme on here and that is the police dare not do anything and the asians always attack in numbers . Time for everyone to vote BNP i think .
One continuing theme on here and that is the police dare not do anything and the asians always attack in numbers . Time for everyone to vote BNP i think . 2gud4u

12:49am Sun 1 May 11

duke bar says...

As i said had this happend round Duke Bar when the Duke ,Wag an Derby were open in the 80s or 90s .These 15 ****-e-bags would have got wasted.

They are taking the **** big time...
As i said had this happend round Duke Bar when the Duke ,Wag an Derby were open in the 80s or 90s .These 15 ****-e-bags would have got wasted. They are taking the **** big time... duke bar

12:33pm Sun 1 May 11

brfcianbrfc says...

Well thats my vote sorted next time.
Well thats my vote sorted next time. brfcianbrfc

3:20am Mon 2 May 11

burnley lass says...

Send the bloody lot of them back to their homeland. It does'nt matter if they are born in Burnley, Blackburn or wherever because they are brought by their parents as muslims and to hate all white folk..so instead of paying them all the benefits give the whole family enough to get out of the UK and go back to their own country. What do they contribute to this country anyway..they take all they can get but give nothing in return. Then and only then will England be " a green and pleasant land to live in".
Send the bloody lot of them back to their homeland. It does'nt matter if they are born in Burnley, Blackburn or wherever because they are brought by their parents as muslims and to hate all white folk..so instead of paying them all the benefits give the whole family enough to get out of the UK and go back to their own country. What do they contribute to this country anyway..they take all they can get but give nothing in return. Then and only then will England be " a green and pleasant land to live in". burnley lass

11:48am Mon 2 May 11

jack daniels says...

Just done a quick google of the phrase ‘white gang attacks asians in Lancashire’

While there was an unfortunate individual who was attacked at 1am on a Saturday morning back in 2009, there are very few links to white on asian attacks.

Most seem to mention the Oldham/Burnley riots, grooming and an increase in asian ‘men’ attacking whites in vast numbers.

Some might call it revenge, some might say that two wrongs don’t make a right but what can be said is that people are concerned about the future.
Just done a quick google of the phrase ‘white gang attacks asians in Lancashire’ While there was an unfortunate individual who was attacked at 1am on a Saturday morning back in 2009, there are very few links to white on asian attacks. Most seem to mention the Oldham/Burnley riots, grooming and an increase in asian ‘men’ attacking whites in vast numbers. Some might call it revenge, some might say that two wrongs don’t make a right but what can be said is that people are concerned about the future. jack daniels

1:22am Wed 4 May 11

BIGGLESTOE says...

Talk with the vote!! This is how it all began. I have never been interested in politics, but now is a time to be involved and hopefully to regain some control of our indiginous rights again. Welcome some immigrants that have a positive advantage with work skills and want to integrate with us by learning our language and share/embrace mutual cultures instead of creating no-go enmass Ghetto areas of such like as Duke bar/Stoneyholme, where you are stared at with glaring eyes. My wife and myself suffered this experience by simply walking through Daneshouse & Stoneyholme in daylight! Remove the drug dealing non working bums along with all the other lazy shxts back to their counties of origin. All School leavers who opt out of education would get no benefits and have to serve in a boot camp for self discipline and burn off fast food flab, so will have to be provided for by parent/s until they find jobs. Give immigrants benefits only when they have contributed towards them for a minimum 8/10 years. We have enough scrounging sewer rats as things go. A complete halt on any more entry of immigrants for any reason is paramount now, for the country to sensibly take stock! Allow no more than two children benefits, you want more then you pay for the privilege. But this allowed only to a working family after a lenghthy induction period. Heavy lawful stance on inter relative/forced/sham marriages. We don't need more disabled newborn children. Tough enforcement is overdue to sort out our overpopulated island. Bring our overstretched armed forces back from scum holes like Afganistan, let their populus sort their own problems out so we don't witness any more deaths and seriously disabled service personel return. Dudly do right's PC ethics don't hold up any more I'm afraid. Ooh not to forget a return to capital punishment for terrorists/murderers is long overdue too.
Talk with the vote!! This is how it all began. I have never been interested in politics, but now is a time to be involved and hopefully to regain some control of our indiginous rights again. Welcome some immigrants that have a positive advantage with work skills and want to integrate with us by learning our language and share/embrace mutual cultures instead of creating no-go enmass Ghetto areas of such like as Duke bar/Stoneyholme, where you are stared at with glaring eyes. My wife and myself suffered this experience by simply walking through Daneshouse & Stoneyholme in daylight! Remove the drug dealing non working bums along with all the other lazy shxts back to their counties of origin. All School leavers who opt out of education would get no benefits and have to serve in a boot camp for self discipline and burn off fast food flab, so will have to be provided for by parent/s until they find jobs. Give immigrants benefits only when they have contributed towards them for a minimum 8/10 years. We have enough scrounging sewer rats as things go. A complete halt on any more entry of immigrants for any reason is paramount now, for the country to sensibly take stock! Allow no more than two children benefits, you want more then you pay for the privilege. But this allowed only to a working family after a lenghthy induction period. Heavy lawful stance on inter relative/forced/sham marriages. We don't need more disabled newborn children. Tough enforcement is overdue to sort out our overpopulated island. Bring our overstretched armed forces back from scum holes like Afganistan, let their populus sort their own problems out so we don't witness any more deaths and seriously disabled service personel return. Dudly do right's PC ethics don't hold up any more I'm afraid. Ooh not to forget a return to capital punishment for terrorists/murderers is long overdue too. BIGGLESTOE

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