A FYLDE-based soldier has been stabbed while on a night out in Blackpool.
The 21-year-old, who is stationed at Weeton Barracks, near Kirkham, was attacked in an alleyway between Talbot Road and Clifton Street.
He was found outside the Syndicate nightclub on Church Street.
Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene just before 4am today.
The man was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.
Crime scene investigators are carrying out an examination of the area.
Det Insp Kevin Simmons said: “A number of inquiries are being carried out including checking CCTV and speaking to the local taxi firms.”