BREAKING: Man in hospital after Blackpool stabbing

The junction of Regent Road and Chruch Street, where a man was stabbed. Photo: Google
The junction of Regent Road and Chruch Street, where a man was stabbed. Photo: Google
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A man is today in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in Blackpool town centre, police say.

Detectives are investigating the attack, which took place on Regent Road at around 8.45pm on Sunday.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, was rushed to hospital with stab wounds to his chest.

Police, who initially described the man’s condition as “critical”, now say he is “serious but stable”.

Police say the victim was found collapsed close to the junction with Church Street. It is thought he was stabbed in or near a residential property on Regent Road.

A building on the street is today being guarded by officers while investigations continue.

Detectives, who were today due to speak to a number of potential witnesses, say two men were seen running form the scene.

A 18-year-old man from Huddersfield was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and is currently in police custody.

Det Insp Gareth Willis, of Blackpool CID, said: “We are still trying to trace a second man who was seen running from the area where the victim was found.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.