Three charged with multiple stabbing attack

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Two men and a teenage boy have made their first appearance at court accused of the multiple stabbing of a 23-year-old man.

The defendants are alleged to have frogmarched a man into a private garage on Woolman Road, South Shore, and repeatedly slashed him with a knife, puncturing his lung and cutting him from one side of his mouth to his ear.

The offence is alleged to have happened on September 18.

Nathan Floyd, 23, of Woolman Road, Nathan Harkin, 23, of no fixed address and a 17-year old boy from Trafford, Manchester, whose identity can not be revealed for legal reasons, are charged with maliciously wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Floyd is also accused of possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply the drugs.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said the case must be heard at crown court and opposed bail for the defendants.

Steven Townley, defending Floyd, said his client had indicated he would plead not guilty to the charges he faced.

Suzanne Mugford, for Harkin, did not ask for bail for her client.

The teenager pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The defendants were remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on October 18 by Blackpool magistrates.