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Gang of six who attacked Runshaw College student with a machete jailed

Posted on - 5th May, 2021 - 2:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Leyland, South Ribble News
Runshaw College where the attack took place Pic: LancsLive
Runshaw College where the attack took place Pic: LancsLive

Six men have been jailed for their part in a weaponised attack on Runshaw college in 2019.

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The disorder which left a student aged 17, with arm injuries after a machete attack, was heard at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 4 April), as all offenders received a custodial sentence.

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Shehroz Ahmad, 19, of Primrose Grove; Adam Khan, 20, of Albert Terrace; Murad Mohammed, 19, of Ringwood Close; Samadur Rahman, 20, of Curwen Street and Dilbagh Singh, 19, of Brackenbury Road – all Preston – and Gurmail Singh, 20, of Bryning Fern Lane, Kirkham were jailed at Preston Crown Court as a consequence for their part in the confrontation on March 4, 2019.

Gurmail Singh received 21 months in prison with a 28 month road ban for dangerous driving, with Rahman and Khan given 18 months. Mohammed and Dilbagh Singh got 15 months and Ahmad was handed a 14 month sentence. All will serve their sentences in a young offenders institute.

The court heard that at around 4pm a number of people arrived to the Leyland college in cars including a Volkswagen Polo, a Vauxhall Astra and a Nissan Micra.

The group, carrying weapons including machetes, baseball bats and a hammer walked towards the Worden Park side of the campus shouting at and confronting students.

During the incident a 17-year-old boy was attacked with a machete suffering an arm injury, however no one else was injured during the disorder.

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Det Con Andrew Causey, of Lancashire Police, said: “This was a shocking and violent incident which provoked widespread outcry and condemnation.

“The offenders, in what appeared to be a dispute between two rival gangs, attended the college looking to cause trouble and commit serious offences.

“It is only through good fortune and an excellent police response, having become aware of the potential disorder earlier in the day, which prevented more serious injuries.

“The individuals involved were quickly located and arrested. Their actions, looking to attack students at the end of the college day, were reckless, brazen and endangered lives.

“We welcome the sentences handed down at court, which should serve as a warning to others wanting to take the law into their own hands.”

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