Blackburn shooting: Two from Coventry and one from Manchester arrested in Aya Hachem murder investigation

One man and two women have been arrested in connection with the murder of Aya Hachem, bringing the total number of arrests to 17.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 12:45 pm

A 28-year-old woman from Manchester was arrested this morning (June 3) on suspicion of murdering Blackburn student Aya Hachem.

A 32-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both from Coventry, were also arrested yesterday (Tuesday, June 2).

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder and the woman has been detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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Aya Hachem, 19, was shot in broad daylight as she was out shopping close to the Lidl supermarket on King Street in Blackburn on Sunday (May 17).

15 people were arrested in the days after her death, with five men and one woman charged.

Two men were bailed pending further enquiries and six people - three men and three women - were released under investigation.

One man was released without charge.

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the Aya Hachem murder investigation. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

The latest arrests bring the total number to 17.

Any information or video footage in relation to this inquiry can still be sent via the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0401020120E05-PO1

Anybody with any other information can contact police by calling 101, quoting log number 0412 of May 18.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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