Man stabbed during brawl in Blackpool

Police were called to a fight on Talbot Road
Police were called to a fight on Talbot Road

One man was stabbed and another found unconscious following a brawl in Blackpool town centre, say police.

Patrols were called at around 3.45am on Tuesday April 24, to reports of a fight between a group of men which police say happened on Talbot Road near to near to Home and HQ.

A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his chest and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

Another man, 23, was also taken to hospital after being found unconscious.

A spokesman for the police said: "We are appealing for witnesses after an altercation between a number of men in Blackpool.

"A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound and a 23-year-old man was found unconscious.

"The 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and released under investigation, pending further enquiries."

Anyone with information is asked to call Blackpool Police on 01253 607049, or failing that, 101, quoting crime reference WA1808404.