Double stabbing horror in resort

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A MAN was stabbed seven times in a horror attack on a Blackpool estate.

It was one of two stabbings to allegedly happen in the resort in the early hours of Sunday.

Police were called to an address on Croasdale Walk, Grange Park, at 1am on Sunday when they received reports of an incident between two men.

A 24-year-old man was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with facial injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

Police arrested a 28-year-old man, a 50-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy – who was later released without charge – on suspicion of wounding with intent.

Det Sgt Steve Colman, from Blackpool CID, said: “We found a 24-year-old male with multiple stab injuries to his body and a stab wound to his eye.

“The man suffered a punctured lung and an injury to his right eye.

“He was stabbed seven times with a kitchen knife which was recovered.

“The circumstances of the incident are unclear at this stage. But if anyone has any information which would assist the police they should call Blackpool CID on (01253) 604112.”

The 28-year-old man and the 50-year-old woman who were arrested were bailed until February 3 pending further police inquiries.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old man has appeared before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court following an alleged stabbing of a 59-year-old woman outside the Winter Gardens in Blackpool town centre.

Adam Morgan, a 21-year-old fast food worker, of The Promenade, South Shore, was charged with malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He has also been charged with possession of a kitchen knife as an offensive weapon.

The woman, who is from Barnsley, was allegedly stabbed in the back as she left the Winter Gardens during the early hours of Sunday.

It is alleged a man on a bike stabbed her.

The 59-year-old was in the resort with her 15-year-old daughter to watch her daughter’s boyfriend take part in The Champions of Tomorrow dance show.

Angus Craigen, prosecuting, asked for the case to go straight to crown court, while Ashley Fisher, defending, did not ask for bail for her client.

Morgan was remanded in custody until the case is heard at Preston Crown Court on February 2.