TWO Blackpool men have been arrested in connection with a violent robbery at a town centre hotel.
A night porter at the Southbank Hotel on Albert Road was threatened with a knife, struck with a bat and kicked and punched during the raid in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The thugs escaped with a TV which was later found in a nearby garden.
Police are now questioning a 21 and 22-year-old man on suspicion of robbery.
The night porter was taken to hospital following the terrifying assault and underwent surgery for injuries to his knees on Wednesday.