A father who suffered injuries following a horrific street attack has died.

Sajed Choudry's family confirmed that he lost his fight for life this afternoon.

Mr Choudry, 41, suffered a number of serious injuries, including having his ears sliced off, after being attacked in Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn, on November 27.

The dad-of-four underwent a 14-hour operation to have his ears re-attached, using a skin graft from his legs to complete the surgery.

However his condition further deteriorated after he developed a large blood clot in his heart and he died.

A post mortem to establish his exact cause of death will take place in the coming days.

His daughter, Mariya Choudry, confirmed that her dad had passed away and asked for privacy at this difficult time.

Ahsan Choudry, Sajed's older son, was also attacked during the same incident in November, had half of his hand cut off. 

He also suffered cuts to his head.

However he was discharged from hospital earlier this week but will undergo further tests in due course.

Following the attacks four people were charged with two counts of attempted murder and appeared before Lancashire magistrates earlier this month.

They are Sadaqat Ali, 36, of Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn, Rafaqat Ali, 38, of Tenby Close, Blackburn, and Fazal Ilhai, 62, also of Tenby Close, and a 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The crown prosecution service will now have to decide whether to charge them with murder.

By Neil Athey