Gang hunted as Blackburn beating victim remains critical in hospital

First published in Blackburn Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

DETECTIVES investigating a brutal late-night attack on a man in his home have released more information about the men they are searching for.

An attempted murder investigation was launched after three men burst into a house, in Coleridge Street, Bank Top, Blackburn, and set about the 41-year-old occ- upant.

The victim, who was last night in a ‘critical condition’, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after suffering a fractured skull, and a bleed on the brain, in the 1am attack on Sunday.

Detectives from Lancashire Police’s major invest-igation unit have now issued detailed descriptions of three men they wish to speak to.

A police spokesman said: “We renew our appeal for anyone who thinks they may have seen anything suspicious in the Coleridge Street area to come forward.

“The first offender is described as being white, aged between 25 and 30 years old, 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 and third men are described as being white, around 6ft tall, and of a strong, or heavy, build with short dark hair, and local accents.

“Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.”

Police think the motive for the attack could be a row over money.

A police cordon was in place in the area all day on Sunday as crime scene investigators gathered evidence.

Meanwhile, uniformed officers carried out house-to-house inquiries.

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12:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

mys says...

How disgusting some people are,hope the guy makes a full recovery and the police catch these thugs and lock them up for life
How disgusting some people are,hope the guy makes a full recovery and the police catch these thugs and lock them up for life mys
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1:21pm Tue 26 Feb 13

thermio says...

dagsballicks wrote:
Comments permitted on this issue, is that lawful?
Check description of offenders - the clue's in there.
[quote][p][bold]dagsballicks[/bold] wrote: Comments permitted on this issue, is that lawful?[/p][/quote]Check description of offenders - the clue's in there. thermio
  • Score: 5

1:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

jennyspain says...

I'd check all these stead head gyms out in the local area not naming them!! What a lovely place Blackburn as become
I'd check all these stead head gyms out in the local area not naming them!! What a lovely place Blackburn as become jennyspain
  • Score: 3

1:41pm Tue 26 Feb 13

jack daniels says...

dagsballicks wrote:
Comments permitted on this issue, is that lawful?
some people don't like certain truths being published, or the possibility that all's not well in our little multicultural society.
[quote][p][bold]dagsballicks[/bold] wrote: Comments permitted on this issue, is that lawful?[/p][/quote]some people don't like certain truths being published, or the possibility that all's not well in our little multicultural society. jack daniels
  • Score: 3

12:26pm Thu 28 Feb 13

powerpop says...

Suspicious activity, Paying your leccy bill in Coleridge street is suspicious.
Suspicious activity, Paying your leccy bill in Coleridge street is suspicious. powerpop
  • Score: 0

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