A TEENAGER accused of attempting to murder two men is set to face extra charges.

Nasar Ahmed, 18, has already denied attempting to murder Junaid Arif and Hamza Yasser, both 19, in Brunswick Street, Nelson, on July 16

Ahmed appeared at Preston Crown Court on Monday via video link from Preston Prison and was told by prosecutor Francis McEntee that he will face three additional charges.

They are two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to alleged attacks on Mr Arif and Mr Yasser, as well as an allegation of dangerous driving - all on July 16.

Ahmed, of Reedyford Road, Nelson, will not be asked to enter his pleas to those charges until November 27.

A trial date has already been set for January 6.

At an earlier hearing Blackburn magistrates were told that Mr Arif lost the fingers on one hand and suffered significant leg injuries after tendons were severed in an incident on July 16, while Mr Yasser suffered a 20cm slash wound to his back, cuts to his shin, fingers and head. Three other men were also injured during the incident.

Three 19-year-old men, from Nelson, and two 19-year-old men, from Burnley, arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the disorder which saw police given temporary powers to stop and search people or vehicles without suspicion, were released on bail.

Mr McEntee said police were still considering bringing charges against four other people in relation to the incident.