Man stabbed at Blackburn barbecue

Police support officers stand guard outside the scene in Borrowdale Avenue, Blackburn

Police support officers stand guard outside the scene in Borrowdale Avenue, Blackburn

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A MAN was stabbed with a kitchen knife at a barbecue and was last night being treated in intensive care.

The 26-year-old victim was left with a punctured kidney after an argument broke out during the get-together with friends at a house in Blackburn.

Detectives and paramedics were called and the police helicopter was sent up.

A man and a woman, both 19, were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

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The man was released with police intending to take no further action against him. The woman was still being questioned by officers last night.

Neighbours in Borrowdale Avenue, Shadsworth, said they were horrified to hear about what had happened on their doorstep.

Det Sgt Eric Halford, from CID, said: “The victim was at a barbecue and having drinks in the street. They were enjoying the sun.

“But an argument broke out between the people and it led to violence.

“Somebody pulled a knife from within the house.

“The ambulance service was called and we located the weapon at the scene.”

The man, who has not been named, suffered a stab wound on his right side and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, where he was treated in the intensive care department.

His condition was described as serious, but not life-threatening.

Soon after the police the force helicopter was sent up to search for the attacker who it was reported had fled the scene.

Oficers were going door to door yesterday as part of their investigation.

One Borrowdale Avenue resident said: “It is very worrying that someone got stabbed and I was shocked when I looked out of the window and saw all the police.”

Another said: “There were loads of police cars and an ambulance.

“It is normally quite quiet down here.

“It is scary knowing something so horrible has happened on my doorstep.”

Det Sgt Halford appealed for anybody who might have seen what happened to talk to the police.

He said: “The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, but this was obviously a serious assault.

“We have spoken to a number of people, but if anybody can offer us any more information, please give us a call.”

Anybody with information about the incident which happened at around 9.20pm on Wednesday should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:03am Fri 11 Jul 14

robbojnn says...

for gods sake stabbing at a barbeque......just shows the type of low life scum
in todays society....bet the barbeque was a bin with a grill
for gods sake stabbing at a barbeque......just shows the type of low life scum in todays society....bet the barbeque was a bin with a grill robbojnn
  • Score: 86

1:23pm Fri 11 Jul 14

onsidecobra says...

Unfortunately it seems that Shadsworth has a bad reputation and always has had, the 'scum' as people seem intent on calling them have always been shunted up there, out of sight out of mind. A television company even made a documentary about the place and that said all you needed to know.
Unfortunately it seems that Shadsworth has a bad reputation and always has had, the 'scum' as people seem intent on calling them have always been shunted up there, out of sight out of mind. A television company even made a documentary about the place and that said all you needed to know. onsidecobra
  • Score: 40

1:27pm Fri 11 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

These get together,s are not all they are cracked up to be. too much drink and no brains.
These get together,s are not all they are cracked up to be. too much drink and no brains. noddy57
  • Score: 50

4:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

l2overs says...

noddy57 wrote:
These get together,s are not all they are cracked up to be. too much drink and no brains.
ahahahahaaa
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: These get together,s are not all they are cracked up to be. too much drink and no brains.[/p][/quote]ahahahahaaa l2overs
  • Score: 8

4:33pm Fri 11 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

robbojnn wrote:
for gods sake stabbing at a barbeque......just shows the type of low life scum
in todays society....bet the barbeque was a bin with a grill
No, that's just Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]robbojnn[/bold] wrote: for gods sake stabbing at a barbeque......just shows the type of low life scum in todays society....bet the barbeque was a bin with a grill[/p][/quote]No, that's just Blackburn. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: -14

7:38pm Fri 11 Jul 14

woolywords says...

poor old Noddy missed the joke in his words.
'not all they are cracked up to be..'
if Noddy only knew; he'd be on the mobile phone in his pedal car, to Mr Plod, in no time, flat!
...
Good Old Noddy!
poor old Noddy missed the joke in his words. 'not all they are cracked up to be..' if Noddy only knew; he'd be on the mobile phone in his pedal car, to Mr Plod, in no time, flat! ... Good Old Noddy! woolywords
  • Score: -6

9:06pm Fri 11 Jul 14

mrcool says...

Shadsworth. Say no more. The indigenous doing us proud, again.
Shadsworth. Say no more. The indigenous doing us proud, again. mrcool
  • Score: -13

9:52pm Fri 11 Jul 14

kingbilly says...

its usually quite down here,what a joke,im not from blackburn,but i know thats ****
its usually quite down here,what a joke,im not from blackburn,but i know thats **** kingbilly
  • Score: 5

10:34pm Fri 11 Jul 14

woolywords says...

I apologise, for thinking that Noddy, the commenter here, as the Noddy of old, but the name is dear to me and it evokes a lot of happy memories in me, of my past.
If you know nothing of my Noddy, read some Enid Blyton.
I apologise, for thinking that Noddy, the commenter here, as the Noddy of old, but the name is dear to me and it evokes a lot of happy memories in me, of my past. If you know nothing of my Noddy, read some Enid Blyton. woolywords
  • Score: 1

12:38am Sat 12 Jul 14

gazzandste says...

Why tar everyone on Shadsworth with the same brush. There are quite a lot of very nice families on there. Over shadowed with the reputation, and the ones that like the reputation of being the worst estate in England. Drugs and the gangs who supply can be in almost any estate or street in East Lancashire. So Shad is no different than anywhere else.
Why tar everyone on Shadsworth with the same brush. There are quite a lot of very nice families on there. Over shadowed with the reputation, and the ones that like the reputation of being the worst estate in England. Drugs and the gangs who supply can be in almost any estate or street in East Lancashire. So Shad is no different than anywhere else. gazzandste
  • Score: 21

8:19am Sat 12 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

gazzandste wrote:
Why tar everyone on Shadsworth with the same brush. There are quite a lot of very nice families on there. Over shadowed with the reputation, and the ones that like the reputation of being the worst estate in England. Drugs and the gangs who supply can be in almost any estate or street in East Lancashire. So Shad is no different than anywhere else.
If you really think Shad is no different to anywhere else you need to get out more !
[quote][p][bold]gazzandste[/bold] wrote: Why tar everyone on Shadsworth with the same brush. There are quite a lot of very nice families on there. Over shadowed with the reputation, and the ones that like the reputation of being the worst estate in England. Drugs and the gangs who supply can be in almost any estate or street in East Lancashire. So Shad is no different than anywhere else.[/p][/quote]If you really think Shad is no different to anywhere else you need to get out more ! greenscreener
  • Score: -12

9:05am Sat 12 Jul 14

mark anthony says...

they must have been on the 6/2 shift then decided to have BBQ to wine down
they must have been on the 6/2 shift then decided to have BBQ to wine down mark anthony
  • Score: 12

2:53pm Mon 21 Jul 14

smeevix says...

Blackburns rife with alcoholics now..only last week I was verbally abused 3 times(I joke you not!) in one day by 3 different groups of alcho's that wanted money! Get a job get a life and sort yourselves out you non entities
Blackburns rife with alcoholics now..only last week I was verbally abused 3 times(I joke you not!) in one day by 3 different groups of alcho's that wanted money! Get a job get a life and sort yourselves out you non entities smeevix
  • Score: 6

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