Three charged over alleged stabbing

Preston Crown Court
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THREE men have been charged after an alleged stabbing in Fylde left two men with serious injuries.

A 22-year-old man received three wounds to his legs.

A 44-year-old man also suffered a “serious leg injury” during an incident at a house on Church Road in Warton.

Police arrested three men on suspicion of wounding with intent.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing police cordon off the area and crime scene investigators carrying out their inquiries following the incident on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said: “We attended an incident at 2.30pm on Wednesday at Church Road in Warton.

“Two men sustained serious injuries.

“One man suffered three wounds to his legs, the other sustained a serious injury to his leg. They were both taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.”

Police said neither men have suffered life threatening injuries.

The 22-year-old victim, who is from Warton, has now been allowed home to recover while the 44-year-old remains at the Vic.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We can confirm an ambulance was sent to an address on Church Road in Warton at 2.25pm. Two people were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.”

Three men have each been charged with five offences.

Nathan Tootill, 21, from St Andrew’s Road, St Annes, Thomas Griffith, 21, of Walter Avenue, St Annes, and James Reynolds, 20, from Merseyside, have been charged with two counts of robbery, one of grievous bodily harm, one charge of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and one of possession of an offensive weapon.

All three have been remanded in custody and will appear before Preston Crown Court on April 11.