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Two cops injured and hospitalised after being attacked trying to arrest suspect in Blackburn


TWO cops have been injured and hospitalised after being attacked in a “shocking assault” while trying to arrest a suspect in Blackburn.

The officers were punched and suffered head and body injuries after they rushed to the scene at 2.10pm yesterday.

They were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

A 38-year-old man from Blackburn was arrested on suspicion of affray and assaulting a police officer. He remains in police custody.

Officers are appealing for CCTV and video footage of the incident.

Temp Det Insp Kate Kennedy, of Blackburn CID, said: “This was a shocking assault which has left two of our officers, simply doing their jobs, requiring hospital treatment.

 “An investigation is underway and while we have made an arrest, we are keen to recover any video footage which shows what happened.

“The altercation happened on the street and I believe a number of people were in the area at the time.

"If you have CCTV or mobile phone footage showing the incident, please come forward.

“Furthermore, there is some suggestion the assault was filmed and uploaded to Facebook Live.

"Again, if you can help our enquiries, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 0741 of May 6.

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