Teen suspect in resort stab attack bailed

A 28-year-old man was stabbed on Regent Road
A 28-year-old man was stabbed on Regent Road
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A teenager suspected of stabbing a man in Blackpool town centre earlier this year is still under investigation, police have confirmed.

An 18-year-old man, who was arrested following an attack on Regent Road back in June, has been re-bailed by detectives investigating the incident.

Under the terms of his bail he was ordered to report back to police on Friday, at which point his bail was extended until September 28.

It follows an attack that left the 28-year-old victim unconscious in the street, lying in a pool of blood, on June 14.

Officers were called to the scene at around 9pm and the victim was rushed to hospital with what were described at the time as “potentially life-threatening” injuries.

His condition was later upgraded to “serious but stable” and he has since been discharged from hospital.

The police investigation centred around a building on Regent Road, although it is not clear if the victim had already left the property prior to being stabbed.

An 18-year-old man from Huddersfield was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. At the time, officers suggested revenge was a possible motive for the attack although it is not clear if this line of inquiry is still being pursued.