A MAN has been arrested in Dudley on suspicion of the murder of a teenager in Blackburn.

Law student Aya Hachem was killed in Blackburn in May last year when she was struck by a stray bullet shot from a passing Toyota Avensis. The bullet went through her body and was embedded in a telegraph pole.

The 19-year-old had been walking to buy food for her family to eat when they broke their Ramadan fast that evening.

Eight people were last year jailed for a total of more than 200 years following a trial for their involvement in the murder of Aya and the attempted murder of Pacha Khan, the intended target of the shooting.

Now following a review of the evidence, two more men have been arrested and charged.

Lewis Otway, aged 41, of Clitheroe Road, Manchester and Suhayl Suleman, aged 37, of Shear Brow, Blackburn have been charged with the murder of Aya Hachem and attempted murder of Pacha Khan.

Otway was arrested last night in the Dudley area and Suleman was arrested in Blackburn.

Both men are due to appear before Preston Crown Court tomorrow (January 28).