A SIXTH person has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with the murder of 19-year-old law student Aya Hachem.

Ayaz Hussain, 34, of St James Road, Blackburn, is also charged with the attempted murder of Pashar Khan.

Uthman Satia, 28, of Oxford Close, Blackburn; Judy Chapman, 26, of St Hubert’s Road, Great Harwood; Kashif Manzoor, 24, of Shakeshaft Street, Blackburn; Feroz Suleman, 39, of Shear Brow, Blackburn and Abubakir Satia, 31, of Oxford Close, Blackburn, appeared before the court on Saturday facing the same charges.

All six have been remanded in custody to appear before Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.

Aya was shot dead as she walked from shopping at Lidl in King Street, Blackburn, last Sunday.

Police believe Mr Khan was the intended target and Miss Hachem was an innocent victim.