The findings came as a shock to everyone except the people of Blackburn.
Some areas of the town are 95 percent Asian and some shopkeepers have never served a white person.
Many locals feel that over a handful of decades Blackburn, and many nearby northern towns, has been sleepwalking to ghettoization, separation and nothing short of a neo-apartheid.
The ‘system’, social, political, religious and judicial has seemingly failed this town on every level.
Fear of offending the Muslim minority and political correctness, which values multiculturalism over integration, is cited by many Blackburners as the twin poisons which created this ill-at-ease, two-tier town.