Five men will appear in court this morning charged with the murder of 19-year-old law student Aya Hachem, Lancashire Police have announced.

Uthman Satia, 28, of Oxford Close, Blackburn; Judy Chapman, 26, of St Hubert’s Road, Great Harwood,Feroz Suleman, 39, of Shear Brow, Blackburn, Abubakir Satia, 31, of Oxford Close, Blackburn and Kashif Manzoor, 24, of Shakeshaft Street, Blackburn.

They are also charged with the attempted murder charge of the man police believe was the intended target.

Two shots were fired in the incident on Sunday afternoon.The first hit a building and the second sadly hit and killed Aya.

They are due to appear before magistrates today

Two men aged 33 and 36 from Blackburn arrested on Monday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A number of others arrested in connection with the murder remain in custody and enquiries are on-going.

Police have today also arrested a 22 year old man from Blackburn on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. They are in custody.

Detective Supt Andy Cribbin, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “While we have now charged people in connection with Aya’s murder our enquiries are very much on-going.

“I would like to thank all those who have come forward to assist with our investigation so far and to continue to encourage people to come and speak to us if they have information.”


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