DETECTIVES investigating the death of a 19-year-old student who was killed in a drive-by shooting have made three further arrests. 

Aya Hachem, from Blackburn, was killed after she was shot while walking near to Lidl Supermarket on King Street on May 17. 

On Tuesday, a 32-year-old man, along with a 32-year-old woman, both from Coventry were arrested.

The man is being held on suspicion of murder and the woman is detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A 28-year-woman from Manchester was also arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder.

Fifteen people were arrested in the days after her death, with five men and a woman charged; two men bailed pending further enquiries; six people – three men and three women – released under investigation and one man released without charge. The latest arrests bring the total to 17.

Any information or video footage in relation to this inquiry can still be sent via the Major Incident Public Portal at

Anybody with any other information can contact police on 101, quoting log number 0412 of May 18th, or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at