Friday 22 June 2012


A man was attacked after being surrounded by a mob in a Blackburn street.
Eleven people in the 20-strong gang were arrested on suspicion of public order offences after violence erupted.
But this isn’t the usual unidentified mob, oh no…
Police said they were inundated with calls after residents and passing motorists witnessed the attack on Bank Top at around 7.30pm on Sunday night.
Officers confirmed a number of the men, all in their 20s, were believed to be of Polish origin.
Whew! That’s one elephant in the room dodged, eh?
Yesterday some of the men had been released with no further action but three were still in custody.
Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward to help them piece together what happened.
DS Adrian McHugh, of Blackburn CID, said: “I appeal to anyone who may have been in the area on foot or in a car to contact us.
“We are relying on witness statements to piece together what happened.”
What’s up? No Polish interpreters in Blackburn?

*Men Of Established Polish Appearance


Robert the Biker said...

A pound to a pinch of the proverbial, that this is another turf issue. Neither name nor description (polish man, romanian man) of the victim, but I would bet a fair sum that we are talking fairly similar 'effnicks'.

Tatty said...

Might have been a bit of "Community Punishment" being dished out. Has the "victim" got a criminal record, by any chance.

JuliaM said...

Oh, I've no doubt it has meaning and 'cause' to those involved...