Two in hospital after serious brawl in Blackburn
9:00am Saturday 8th September 2012 in News
TWO men are in hospital with serious head injuries after a street brawl in Blackburn.
Police are now appealing for witnesses following the fight, on the junction of Sumner Street and Islington in the town centre, at around 2am on Friday.
A gang were at the scene, behind the Royal Mail sorting office, when police arrived.
The two men were found with head injuries and are being treated at the Royal Blackburn Hospital . Their condition is described as serious but not life threatening.
Three men aged 22, 25 and 49 years old, a 15-year-old boy and a 46-year-old woman from Blackburn have all been arrested on suspicion of assault and an investigation has been launched.
Crime scene investigators carried out forensic examinations and officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Mark Vaughton, from Blackburn CID, said: “An investigation has been launched following an incident that took place in the early hours of this morning.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at around 2am and who may have witnessed something to come forward and contact us.
“It is believed that these people were known to each other and enquiries are underway to establish exactly what has happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Blackburn CID on 101.
People with information can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.