Two charged after attack on Queen Street in Blackpool leaves man in ‘critical condition’

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The victim was hospitalised with “significant head injuries”.

Two people have been charged after a man was left in “critical condition” following an attack in Blackpool.

Officers were called to a report of a serious assault near Walkabout on Queen Street at around 4.25am on June 8.

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Two men have been charged following a serious assault on Queen Street in Blackpool (Credit: Google)Two men have been charged following a serious assault on Queen Street in Blackpool (Credit: Google)
Two men have been charged following a serious assault on Queen Street in Blackpool (Credit: Google) | Google

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital with “significant head injuries”.

He remained in “critical condition” on Monday (June 10).

Two men were later charged following the attack:

  • Alan Forsythe, 36, of Armistead Court, Fleetwood, was charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He appeared at Lancaster Magistrates' Court and was remanded into custody.
  • Patrick Joyce, 39, of Doncaster Road, Blackpool, was charged with affray and section 47 assault. He was remanded to appear before Lancaster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We’re continuing to appeal for information and witnesses to assist our enquiries.

“If you have any footage of the incident, or were a witness to it, please call 101 quoting log 0182 of June 8.”

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Information can also be reported online via the Lancashire Police website at https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.