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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.


Fire at Blackburn derelict site for third time in two months

The fire which broke out in the early hours of Sunday is the third fire at the site in two months Credit: Blackburn Fire

A fire has broken out at a derelict site in Blackburn for the third time in two months.

A fire previously broke out at the former V10 Polymers site on Patterson Street on the 28th September.

Fire crews say last night's fire was on a much smaller scale, but they believe it may have been started deliberately. Firefighters remain at the scene but no evacuations of nearby residents have taken place.


Missing girls found safe after police appeal

Two 12-year-old girls missing for around 48 hours have been found safe and well, police said.

Jasmine Thornber, from Blackburn, and Michaela Wotherspoon, from Darwen, were found at around 11.30pm on Tuesday.

The pair had left their homes on Sunday afternoon to meet each other but did not return as expected.

They were located in the Blackburn area by police two days later.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "They have both been found safe and well."

More arrests in Blackburn murder inquiry

Andrew Whitter Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Blackburn have arrested a further three men.

They are being held on suspicion of the murder of Andrew Whitter, 54, originally from Chorley.

He was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital in a critical condition after suffering head injuries and died three days later.

Police believe he may have been assaulted and robbed in the days before he was taken to hospital.

Two other men have already been arrested. One's being questioned on suspicion of murder, the other has been released without charge.

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