Man arrested after Ukip candidate 'stabbed in the face'

A man had been arrested and bailed over an alleged attack on Ukip council candidate Bobby Anwar, Lancashire Police said. Mr Anwar claimed he was stabbed in the face by a Muslim neighbour.

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Police: Man, 38, arrested over alleged Ukip man attack

Lancashire Police said a man had been arrested and bailed over an alleged attack on Ukip council candidate Bobby Anwar.

We can confirm that we are investigating after a 33-year-old man was assaulted on Hope Street in Accrington at around 5pm on Saturday (May 17th).

The victim was approached in the street and punched to the face causing a suspected fracture of an eye socket. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police enquiries are ongoing and a 38-year-old man from Accrington has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and bailed pending further enquiries.

– Lancashire Police

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Blackburn Ukip candidate 'stabbed in the face'

Bobby Anwar's Facebook page posted this picture, which also showed a blood-spattered t-shirt. Credit: Bobby Anwar

A Ukip council candidate has claimed he was stabbed in the face by a Muslim neighbour.

Bobby Anwar, who is running for Blackburn council, said in a Facebook post yesterday that he was attacked by a man from a family who are "avid Labour supporters."

Mr Anwar said the adult male used a "sharp metal weapon" to break his cheekbone and eye socket and claims he will need "extensive surgery" to heal the injuries.

He also alleges that the man's teenage children have attacked his own children and regularly call his family "kafir", a derogatory term which means infidel.

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