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Shocking CCTV released of car being torched

Police have released shocking CCTV images of a car being set alight outside a house in Blackburn.

It happened on Blackthorn Close in the early hours of Friday morning.

Lancashire Police said that after this Peugeot was attacked, the offender also tried to torch an Audi nearby.

The offender made off on foot in the direction of Oak Street where it is thought he then travelled on a bicycle towards Whalley Range.

We believe that the cars were targeted and there isn’t thought to be a wider threat to the public. That said, this could have caused a lot more damage than just the destruction of the Peugeot car.

– DI Mark Gillibrand, Blackburn Police

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Cyber Crime: Victim's young daughter feared hackers would 'come out of the phone to grab her'

A phone seller from Blackburn says his daughter feared hackers would 'come out of the phone to grab her' after his mobile was hijacked.

Munir Ahmed lost thousands of pounds after criminals locked him out of his online account using his phone and spent thousands of pounds. It also gave the hackers access to his email, containing crucial identity documents.

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