Blackburn woman injured in attack

A 51-YEAR-OLD woman suffered a suspected broken arm when she was knocked to the floor by robbers who stole her handbag.

She was walking from Blackburn Cathedral towards Blackburn College when she was approached from behind by two men in Montague Street. They pulled her handbag, which contained some personal items, from her shoulder, causing the victim to fall to the floor.

Police said the men were chased by passers-by. However, they lost them in the area around Stonyhurst Road. The attack happened at around 8.10pm on Sunday.

Det insp Mark Vaughton said: “Inquiries are at a very early stage, but I would appeal for anybody who saw what happened or who has any information to come forward.”

The men were both around 5ft 9ins tall. One was wearing dark-coloured jeans and zip up jacket with a hood. The other was possibly wearing a grey top.

A 24-year-old man from Blackburn has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and was being questioned by detectives last night.

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11:05am Tue 3 Dec 13

juanbbien says...

What a sh!t hole Blackurn as become full of scum robbing and assaulting decent folk it s a bloody disgrace
What a sh!t hole Blackurn as become full of scum robbing and assaulting decent folk it s a bloody disgrace juanbbien

3:17pm Tue 3 Dec 13

onsidecobra says...

This incident reflects upon the reasons why the town of Blackburn is dying, respect for other peoples property and safety seem to have flown out of the window as these excuses for human beings prowl the streets in search of vulnerable victims to feed their lowlife habits.
This incident reflects upon the reasons why the town of Blackburn is dying, respect for other peoples property and safety seem to have flown out of the window as these excuses for human beings prowl the streets in search of vulnerable victims to feed their lowlife habits. onsidecobra

5:01pm Tue 3 Dec 13

noddy57 says...

no excuses for this type of cowardly attack on a lady just out walking through town, Blackburn has far too many drug fuelled thugs willing to mug a few victims to satisfy their sick lifestyle, lets hope these scum bags are given a proper sentence and not the usual slap on the wrist,
no excuses for this type of cowardly attack on a lady just out walking through town, Blackburn has far too many drug fuelled thugs willing to mug a few victims to satisfy their sick lifestyle, lets hope these scum bags are given a proper sentence and not the usual slap on the wrist, noddy57

6:25pm Tue 3 Dec 13

N4you! says...

shocking, she took the long route towards college which has people and traffic moving at the time for this reason this could be the safe route and this still happens, she could have saved minutes if she went towards northgate and blakey moor but sounds to me she wasn't comfortable because the area is not populated.
the bottom line is you not safe where ever you are
shocking, she took the long route towards college which has people and traffic moving at the time for this reason this could be the safe route and this still happens, she could have saved minutes if she went towards northgate and blakey moor but sounds to me she wasn't comfortable because the area is not populated. the bottom line is you not safe where ever you are N4you!

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