A new halal butchers which is offering home deliveries has opened on Bank Top in Blackburn.

Blackburn Halal Meat is based opposite St Wilfrid’s school on a stretch of shops which includes the Ocean Chippy and the Smak Polski.

The new halal butchers will be the first in the area and has been launched by Mohammed Imran and Yasir Mahmood.

Mohammed said, “We are really excited to be launching our new butchers. There is none in this area and we do hope that local residents will support us much as they can.

“The home delivery idea has come about due to the lockdown. A lot of people cannot or do not wish to leave their homes for whatever reason so they can now order direct from us and we will deliver it to their homes.

“Most people know what they weekly shop is going to be and whilst we would love for people to visit us here it is an added service we are offering to customers.

The butchers has had a state of the art fridge display installed which Yasir says is a little different to what people have seen in other shops.

“It comes with a LED display and a special cooling system. The whole shop has been renovated and is completely new inside and we are proud to be helping to rejuvenate the area.

“This stretch of shops has become quite popular in recent years and there some really good stores along here.

“There is also a lot of people driving into and out of work and we hope they will stop over to buy their weekly shop from us.

“Despite the downturn these small businesses serving different sections of the community are making a huge difference to their town. That has to be good thing.”