Teenage gang attacks man in Burnley

AN 18-year-old man was left with a broken jaw after he was repeatedly kicked and punched by a gang.

Police are hunting up to five men following the assault in Talbot Street, Briercliffe, Burnley.

Detectives said the man, who is from the town, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

Officers are appealing for information and are urging any witnesses to come forward.

The men are described as Asian, aged between 17 to 18 years old and were wearing dark clothing.

Police said one of the group was wearing a distinctive black hooded top with gold stripes.

Officers said the victim was white but the motive for the attack was not being treated as racist at this stage.

PC Qaiser Jabbar said: “This was a vicious and completely unprovoked attack.

"Although we have spoken to local residents, we are also keen to speak with anybody else who may have witnessed this attack or has any information about it.

“I would urge people to get in touch with any amount of information.”

Anybody with information about the attack on Wednesday at around 10pm should call police on 01282 425001 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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7:35pm Sat 11 Jun 11

peely says...

what,s the common thread with this story ?? A Gang of FIVE on one victim !!
typical always so brave when they,re in a gang against a single bloke !!
Birch em - believe me they,d never do it again !!!
what,s the common thread with this story ?? A Gang of FIVE on one victim !! typical always so brave when they,re in a gang against a single bloke !! Birch em - believe me they,d never do it again !!! peely

9:02pm Sat 11 Jun 11

sackthegov says...

check out the 'pendletoday' website (aka Nelson Leader/Colne Times) they have report of a lone man walking along the road minding his own business being attacked last saturday (4th June) by, yes you better believe it, A GAND OF ASIAN YOUTHS!! and our good friends here at the LET didn't even bother reporting it!
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Unfortunately this happens all too often and a large % of the attacks dont even get reported in this paper had there been 2 attacks on lone asian men walking along the road minding their own business by groups of white lads we would be having a re-run of the Burnley/Oldham riots!!
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Get a grip LET do your job
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Get a grip you alleged 'peaceful' muslims and get rid of the scum out of your society!
check out the 'pendletoday' website (aka Nelson Leader/Colne Times) they have report of a lone man walking along the road minding his own business being attacked last saturday (4th June) by, yes you better believe it, A GAND OF ASIAN YOUTHS!! and our good friends here at the LET didn't even bother reporting it! . Unfortunately this happens all too often and a large % of the attacks dont even get reported in this paper had there been 2 attacks on lone asian men walking along the road minding their own business by groups of white lads we would be having a re-run of the Burnley/Oldham riots!! . Get a grip LET do your job . Get a grip you alleged 'peaceful' muslims and get rid of the scum out of your society! sackthegov

9:06pm Sat 11 Jun 11

burnleyglentoran says...

this is a racist attack. will it be on granada news? will it be on the BBC's north west tonight? NO! if it was the other way round would it be? You bet it would! It would be headlines.
this is a racist attack. will it be on granada news? will it be on the BBC's north west tonight? NO! if it was the other way round would it be? You bet it would! It would be headlines. burnleyglentoran

9:07pm Sat 11 Jun 11

simply_johnny says...

sackthegov wrote:
check out the 'pendletoday' website (aka Nelson Leader/Colne Times) they have report of a lone man walking along the road minding his own business being attacked last saturday (4th June) by, yes you better believe it, A GAND OF ASIAN YOUTHS!! and our good friends here at the LET didn't even bother reporting it!
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Unfortunately this happens all too often and a large % of the attacks dont even get reported in this paper had there been 2 attacks on lone asian men walking along the road minding their own business by groups of white lads we would be having a re-run of the Burnley/Oldham riots!!
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Get a grip LET do your job
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Get a grip you alleged 'peaceful' muslims and get rid of the scum out of your society!
do you know the difference between asians and muslims... ?

seems you dont...

so simply put asians are pakistais, indians,chinese,kore
ans...

muslims can be english, paksitanis,chinese,m
exican,americans...

get my point
[quote][p][bold]sackthegov[/bold] wrote: check out the 'pendletoday' website (aka Nelson Leader/Colne Times) they have report of a lone man walking along the road minding his own business being attacked last saturday (4th June) by, yes you better believe it, A GAND OF ASIAN YOUTHS!! and our good friends here at the LET didn't even bother reporting it! . Unfortunately this happens all too often and a large % of the attacks dont even get reported in this paper had there been 2 attacks on lone asian men walking along the road minding their own business by groups of white lads we would be having a re-run of the Burnley/Oldham riots!! . Get a grip LET do your job . Get a grip you alleged 'peaceful' muslims and get rid of the scum out of your society![/p][/quote]do you know the difference between asians and muslims... ? seems you dont... so simply put asians are pakistais, indians,chinese,kore ans... muslims can be english, paksitanis,chinese,m exican,americans... get my point simply_johnny

9:28pm Sat 11 Jun 11

RAyzer says...

4th incident like this in 2 month.....will the police address it or will it be hush hush and left alone as usual??
4th incident like this in 2 month.....will the police address it or will it be hush hush and left alone as usual?? RAyzer

10:28pm Sat 11 Jun 11

nice person says...

As for the story,too many attacks are happening and someone needs to get a grip of the situation.Low life scum that have the mentality of a pig and that is an insult to a pig.
As for the story,too many attacks are happening and someone needs to get a grip of the situation.Low life scum that have the mentality of a pig and that is an insult to a pig. nice person

10:06am Sun 12 Jun 11

Izanears says...

The son of a friend of mine was badly injured in an attack by a group of Asian youths in Nelson a week or so ago. The surprising thing is that he to was Asian.
It would seem that these yobs even despise their own kind, particularly if like this young man they are highly educated, speak excellent English and want to join the police force.
The son of a friend of mine was badly injured in an attack by a group of Asian youths in Nelson a week or so ago. The surprising thing is that he to was Asian. It would seem that these yobs even despise their own kind, particularly if like this young man they are highly educated, speak excellent English and want to join the police force. Izanears

5:56pm Mon 13 Jun 11

RAyzer says...

Izanears wrote:
The son of a friend of mine was badly injured in an attack by a group of Asian youths in Nelson a week or so ago. The surprising thing is that he to was Asian.
It would seem that these yobs even despise their own kind, particularly if like this young man they are highly educated, speak excellent English and want to join the police force.
doubt it mate...i think that ones made up!!!!!!its all race related...
[quote][p][bold]Izanears[/bold] wrote: The son of a friend of mine was badly injured in an attack by a group of Asian youths in Nelson a week or so ago. The surprising thing is that he to was Asian. It would seem that these yobs even despise their own kind, particularly if like this young man they are highly educated, speak excellent English and want to join the police force.[/p][/quote]doubt it mate...i think that ones made up!!!!!!its all race related... RAyzer

3:48pm Mon 4 Jul 11

MP'S work for us says...

RAyzer wrote:
4th incident like this in 2 month.....will the police address it or will it be hush hush and left alone as usual??
the police are even scared of them as they proved on saturday when they was shouting at each other to get away from the muslim youths running round with bars
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: 4th incident like this in 2 month.....will the police address it or will it be hush hush and left alone as usual??[/p][/quote]the police are even scared of them as they proved on saturday when they was shouting at each other to get away from the muslim youths running round with bars MP'S work for us

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