Hotel raid - two arrested

The Southbank on Albert Road
The Southbank on Albert Road
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TWO Blackpool men have been arrested in connection with a violent robbery at a town centre hotel.

A night porter at the Southbank Hotel on Albert Road was threatened with a knife, struck with a bat and kicked and punched during the raid in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The thugs escaped with a TV which was later found in a nearby garden.

Police are now questioning a 21 and 22-year-old man on suspicion of robbery.

The night porter was taken to hospital following the terrifying assault and underwent surgery for injuries to his knees on Wednesday.