A woman has been arrested in the latest development on the investigation into death of Aya Hachem, 19, in Blackburn.

The 33-year-old from Bolton was detained yesterday afternoon (May 27) on suspicion of Aya’s murder and the attempted murder of who police believe was the intended target.

Aya, was shot in broad daylight on Sunday, May 17 as she was out shopping close to the Lidl supermarket on King Street in Blackburn.

14 people were arrested in the days after her death, with five men and a woman charged; two men bailed pending further enquiries; five people – four men and two women – released under investigation and one man released without charge.

Aya Hachem. Credit: Lancashire Police.

Can you help?

  • Anybody with any other information can contact police on 101, quoting log number 0412 of May 18th.

  • Or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on [0800 555 11](tel:0800%20555 111)1 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

  • Any information or video footage in relation to this inquiry can still be sent via the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0401020120E05-PO1