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Paul Lambert to leave Blackburn Rovers

Manager Paul Lambert will leave Blackburn Rovers after the club's last match of the season. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Blackburn Rovers says the club's manager Paul Lambert is to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

The club says Lambert has decided to activate a release clause in his contract and will step down after Rovers' final game of the season against Reading on May 7.

The club has thanked Lambert for his efforts since joining in November and says the search for a new manager will begin immediately.

I would like to place on record my thanks to the Owners, and especially the players, staff and fans for the tremendous backing and support I have received since I arrived.

It’s a brilliant club, with great people, and I wish it every success in the future. For now, I remain fully focused and determined to try to win the final two games of the season, starting this Saturday against Rotherham.

– Paul Lambert

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Police investigate reports of honour-based attack on teen

Police are investigating reports of an honour-based attack on a teenage boy in Blackburn.

It is alleged a 16-year-old boy was kidnapped, robbed, and assaulted on Monday after being approached by a man driving a red car.

The victim was told to get into the car and was driven away, during which he was threatened and questioned about a relationship with a female.

The teenager was then taken to Beechwood Court where four men are alleged to have beaten him.

He later received treatment for his injuries at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Two men have been arrested. Police are appealing for more information.

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