Men arrested over Blackburn machete attack

First published in Blackburn

POLICE were called to a disturbance in Queen Victoria Street, in Mill Hill, Blackburn, after reports of a machete attack.

Police have arrested three men in relation to the disturbance at a house at around 4.30am this morning.

A police spokesman said: “Officers acted on the initial call, and thought it was more serious than it was.

“There is a suggestion that someone may have been armed with a knife.”

An ambulance spokesman said they were called to the scene.

“We had a possible attack reported at a house in Queen Victoria Street.

“The patient had sustained a minor wound to his hand.

“We arrived at the scene but no one was taken to hospital.”

A 22-year-old man from Blackburn was arrested on suspicion of section 20 wounding, a 25-year-old man of no fixed address, and a 21-year-old man from Manchester were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent.

The three men remain in custody while investigations continue.

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