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Vicious knife and bat attack

The scene of the attack at the junction of Caunce Street and Selbourne Road, close to St Thomas' Church.

The scene of the attack at the junction of Caunce Street and Selbourne Road, close to St Thomas' Church.

  • by Elizabeth Broughton
 

DETECTIVES today revealed three violent thugs used a baseball bat and a knife during their vicious attack on a man as he walked home from a Blackpool pub.

The 29-year-old suffered serious injuries in the attack, which took place on Caunce Street at its junction with Selbourne Road.

It is believed the victim was stabbed twice, slashed across the face with a knife and battered with a baseball bat during the horrific assault,

Det Con Donna Hulton-Pinder, of Blackpool CID, said: “The victim did not see the knife during the assault, but he has been attacked with either a knife or a similar blade.

“He can’t say for sure what it was but from his injuries it would appear it was some form of knife, but it has not been recovered.

“We know a baseball bat was used as well.”

The man was walking home from The Victory pub when he was attacked between 8.50pm and 9.15pm on Tuesday.

It is believed three men were behind the attack, and there may have also been an altercation on nearby Peter Street.

Police believe there are witnesses who have yet to give statements, and are urging those people to come forward.

Det Con Hulton-Pinder added: “There are going to be house-to-house 
inquiries done in the area this weekend to see if anyone will come forward.

“We want to talk to any witnesses who stopped to help the victim or who saw any part of the attack.

“There were people in the area and there were vehicles around, so we’re also appealing for anyone who saw any vehicles making off afterwards.”

Coun Gary Coleman, ward councillor for Brunswick, said: “I am shocked and saddened to hear of this attack.

“I would ask people to contact the police if they have any information which will assist the police in their investigation.”

Click here to read how The Gazette broke the story:

VICTIM ‘LUCKY TO BE ALIVE’ AFTER ATTACK

 
 
 

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