Fifth arrest in investigation into brutal death of Lancashire dad-of-four

A fifth person has been arrested as part of the investigation into the brutal killing of a Lancashire father-of-four.

Sunday, 23rd December 2018, 11:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:57 pm
Sajed Coudry died in hospital after being attacked near his home

The man, aged 44 from Blackburn, was arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and remains in police custody.

The arrest was made by police investigating the death of Sajed Coudry, 43, in Blackburn, who was found by officers attending reports of a large scale disturbance on Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn on November 27.

Mr Choudry was found at the scene with a number of serious injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died from his injuries on December 13.

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A 24-year-old man was seriously injured during the incident and is still recovering.

Rafaqat Ali, 38 and Fazal Ilahi, 62, both of Tenby Close, Blackburn, as well as Sadaqat Ali, 36, of Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn, were originally charged with two counts of attempted murder, along with a 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Following Mr Choudry’s death they were instead charged with one count of murder and one of attempted murder.