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Police appeal for driver to come forward after collision leaves woman with shattered kneecap

Greenhead Avenue at the junction with Fountains Avenue Credit: Google Maps

Lancashire Police are appealing for a driver who was involved in a collision in Blackburn to come forward.

The incident took place on December 3rd 2015 between 5.30pm and 5.45pm, on Greenhead Avenue at the junction with Fountains Avenue.

A woman was struck by a car, thought to be a silver Volvo, as she crossed the road while out walking with her teenaged daughter.

As a result of the collision the woman’s kneecap was shattered in three places and she later required an operation.

The male driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and offered his details, but was told they were not required.

Now police would like to speak to him to help them piece together what happened.

PC Emma Lougheed, of Blackburn Police, said:

“The driver stopped immediately after the collision and offered his details, but was told they were not needed.

“The woman who had been struck was in shock and did not realise the extent of her injuries at the time.

“We would now like to speak to the driver to help us understand what happened, and would urge him to get in touch."

– PC Emma Lougheed

The driver, or anybody with information about the incident, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 0582 of December 5th, 2015.

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Police get order banning man from Lancashire supermarkets

Credit: Lancashire Police

Police have been granted a three year criminal behaviour order banning a man from Blackburn Cathedral, The Mall and all Lancashire branches of Morrisons’ supermarkets.

Daniel Leah, 24 formerly of Addison Street, Blackburn was convicted at Blackburn Magistrates Court on the 12th of November of a public order offence and given the Criminal Behaviour Order.

The Order prohibits him from entering any of Morrisons’ stores or any car parking facilities owned by them in Lancashire.

He is also no longer allowed to enter any part of Blackburn Cathedral or the Cathedral grounds or enter any part of Blackburn Mall, including any shops or stalls attached to it on King William Street, Ainsworth Street, Church Street and Northgate, including Blackburn market and all adjoining mall car parking or service areas.

“Leah has been a regular offender and a constant menace within the town centre disrupting the quality of life and causing much annoyance and upset for our local community partners and visitors, in particular, in and around Morrisons, the Mall and the Cathedral.

“I hope this will go some way to help reassure people that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and anyone who gets involved in such behaviour will be dealt with.”

– PC Andy Duxbury
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