Grange Park manhunt after man badly hurt in vicious attack

A major manhunt was launched in Grange Park on Saturday after a 36-year-old man was attacked and badly injured.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th October 2016, 12:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 2:44 pm

The police helicopter was called out and officers were seen searching gardens around Furness Avenue after the man was seriously assaulted at an address in Witnell Road at around 8.30am, a Lancashire Police spokeswoman said.

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He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he remains in a serious condition, suffering from head and facial injuries.

Jonathon Johnstone, 22, of Bowland Crescent, Blackpool, was arrested and later charged with GBH.

Police are continuing to hunt for a second offender, the spokeswoman added.