Three more arrests in police inquiry into death of Aya Hachem in Lancashire

Credit: Lancashire Police

Three more people have been arrested over the death of the Lancashirelaw student Aya Hachem.

Aya, who was 19, was shot while on a shopping trip near her home in Blackburn last month.

A 32-year-old man from Coventry was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder, along with a 32-year-old woman, also from Coventry, who was held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Lancashire Police said a 28-year-old woman from Manchester was also arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder.

Last month, five men and one woman appeared at Preston Crown Court charged with Aya's murder.

Two men arrested remain on bail pending further inquiries, while six others were released under investigation.

  • Police said any information or video footage in relation to this inquiry can still be sent via the Major Incident Public Portal

  • Anyone with any other information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 0412 of May 18, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.