Five appear in court charged with murder of teenager Aya Hachem

4 males and a girl have seemed in courtroom charged with the homicide of a “outstanding and inspirational” regulation pupil who was once killed in a drive-by capturing.

Aya Hachem, 19, was once fatally shot from a passing automotive as she shopped for groceries close to her house in Blackburn on Sunday afternoon. She was once now not the meant sufferer, police stated.

The primary of 2 pictures fired from a passing automobile hit a development however the second one hit the teenager within the chest.

Feroz Suleman, 39, Abubakir Satia, 31, Uthman Satia, 28, and Kashif Manzoor, 24, all from Blackburn, and 26-year-old Judy Chapman from Nice Harwood – were charged along with her homicide and all seemed in courtroom in separate hearings on Saturday.

In a chain of brief hearings at Preston magistrates courtroom the 5 have been remanded in custody to seem at Preston crown courtroom on Wednesday. They have been additionally charged with the tried homicide in their meant goal, Pashar Khan.

The courtroom was once informed that the allegations have been so critical they may handiest be heard on the crown courtroom and no programs for bail may well be made.

Right through the hearings a closure order was once additionally issued for Suleman’s industry, RI Tyres, for as much as 3 months, following an utility via Lancashire police.

Hachem, a second-year pupil on the College of Salford, died in health facility from a unmarried gunshot wound a little while after emergency services and products have been referred to as to the scene in King Boulevard at about 3pm. She was once in the second one 12 months of her level, getting ready for a placement beginning in September, when she was once shot useless outdoor the Lidl grocery store, a passerby stuck in an obvious native feud.

Hachem was once the eldest of 4 siblings. She arrived in Britain from Lebanon elderly 9 and went directly to transform a celeb scholar and a job style for the greater than 700 scholars at Blackburn central highschool, lots of whom come from equivalent backgrounds. Elderly 16, Hachem was one of the crucial youngest trustees within the historical past of the Youngsters’s Society and went on to review regulation on the College of Salford.

Her distraught folks stated she was once the “maximum unswerving, trustworthy daughter” who loved spending time along with her circle of relatives.

Two Blackburn males – a 39-year-old arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of homicide and tried homicide, and one elderly 34 arrested on Thursday at the similar fees – stay in custody.

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