Man stabbed during 'fight' at Cleveleys pub

A man was stabbed following an altercation in Cleveleys last night.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 9:45 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 11:12 am
Emergency services at the scene last night. Picture by Paul Bowker
Emergency services at the scene last night. Picture by Paul Bowker

Emergency services were called at around 8pm to The Jolly Tars pub on Victoria Road East.

A 27-year-old man was found with a stab wound to his abdomen. His injuries were not life-threatening.

A 24-year-old man from Blackpool has been arrested on suspicion of a section 18 assault and is currently in police custody, a police spokesman said.

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Emergency services at the scene last night. Picture by Paul Bowker

A North West ambulance services spokeswoman said: "We were called just after 8pm to Victoria Road West to reports of a fight. We sent one ambulance. The police were on scene.

"We didn't take anyone to hospital. One patient was treated at the scene."

A Wetherspoon spokesman said: “ We can confirm that a man was stabbed outside The Jolly Tars in Cleveleys.

“The man was eating in the pub. He went outside to make a phone call and at that stage the incident took place.

The Jolly Tars in Cleveleys. Picture Google maos

“The police were called and attended the incident. The victim was treated in an ambulance.

“This is a very distressing incident and we wish the man well in his recovery.

“We will assist the police in any way we can.”

Police enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log number 1341 of February 28.