Three hurt in teenage street brawl

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POLICE today appealed for witnesses to come forward after a vicious street brawl saw three teenagers taken to hospital.

One of the three is thought to have suffered serious head injuries after violence erupted close to the Subway store on Victoria Road East, Cleveleys, at 5.30pm on Saturday.

Passers-by and taxi drivers attempted to break up the fight which is said to have seen one teenager being hit over the head with a glass bottle.

Anthony Woodley, who works in Eclipse Entertainment, on Victoria Road East, said: “I saw one of the teenagers lying on the ground and he looked to be in a very bad way.

“I have heard one of them had their skull fractured and another was hit over the head with a glass bottle.

“We do have a lot of problems with teenagers hanging around.

“I have heard one of the local shopkeepers has been hit before now and a girl in one of the sandwich shops has been spat at.

“I’m not surprised it has ended up with violence.”

Around eight youths were thought to have been involved in the brawl.

Police and ambulance crews raced to the scene although none of the injuries were thought to be life threatening.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “I can confirm three people were taken to hospital following an incident on Victoria Road East.

“None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening at this stage.

“We believe around eight or 10 teenagers were involved and are in the process of looking through CCTV footage.

“We would ask anybody who witnessed this incident to come forward.”