At­tacked busi­ness boss ‘awake and talk­ing’

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BUSI­NESS leader Sha­hed Mah­mood who was crit­i­cally in­jured in a street at­tack is now ‘awake and talk­ing’, a coun­cil meet­ing was told.

Coun­cil leader Miles Parkin­son said he had spo­ken to Mr Mah­mood’s fam­ily and they are hope­ful his re­cov­ery will ‘speed up’ in the next few days.

The Hyn­d­burn Cham­ber of Trade Pres­i­dent was left crit­i­cally ill af­ter suf­fer­ing head in­juries in the at­tack on March 6.

Mr Mah­mood, who is a Labour can­di­date for the Im­manuel ward in Oswaldtwistle, had been out can­vass­ing on the day of the at­tack.

Speak­ing at a coun­cil meet­ing on Thurs­day night, Coun Parkin­son said: “I think all the coun­cil mem­bers would want to know the con­di­tion that our col­league Sha­hed Mah­mood is in cur­rently.

“I’m glad to re­port that he is awake, he has been sat up in a chair and is now talk­ing. Hope­fully in the next few days his re­cov­ery will speed up.

“Of course at this time he needs rest and vis­it­ing is only for his fam­ily.

“On be­half of all within the coun­cil cham­ber I’m sure we send our great­est fond­ness to Sha­hed for a speedy re­cov­ery.”

A 27-year-old man from Ac­cring­ton ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of sec­tion 18 as­sault af­ter the in­ci­dent has been re­leased on po­lice bail un­til Tues­day, April 3.

Sha­hed Mah­mood was at­tacked in the street while can­vass­ing for the Labour party

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