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Witnesses sought after Oswaldtwistle disorder

Written by on July 11, 2020

We are trying to trace witnesses who saw a disorder incident in Oswaldtwistle yesterday evening (Friday, July 10th).

It happened at around 5:30pm after a man was confronted by a group on Haworth Street and has run off in the direction of Paddock Street.

The men have then followed him in three cars on to Paddock Street, with a number of them getting out armed with baseball bats and knives.

They have tried to enter a house and smashed up a Mini parked up on the street.

Two cars – a silver Honda Accord and a light coloured Honda Civic – were found abandoned in the vicinity shortly afterwards. Officers believe that these vehicles were involved in the incident.

Detectives want to speak to two drivers who were on the street at the time.

Det Insp Mark Gillibrand from Blackburn Police said: “I would like to reassure local residents that we think the offenders and the man they were looking for are known to each other and it relates to an on-going dispute.

“We know that there were a couple of vehicles driving through Paddock Street but were unable to pass because of the commotion on the street.

“One of these was a red VW van and the other was a dark coloured Volvo saloon-type car. If you think this was you, or you know anything about the incident, we need you to make contact. We are particularly interested in any dash cam footage.”

You can call Blackburn CID on 01254 353628 or 101 quoting incident reference 1075 of July 10th.

Alternatively you can email [email protected].

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at