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Five more arrests following Blackpool altercation

There have been more arrests following an altercation in Blackpool which left a man with serious injuries.

Officers were called on Thursday night to reports a group of men armed with weapons had been fighting on Talbot Road and Cookson Street.

Three men and a woman have been arrested, including a 12 year old boy, on suspicion of wounding, and a woman on suspicion of assisting an offender. 

They all remain in custody.

A 28-year-old man from Blackpool remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Two other men from Blackpool have been bailed pending further enquiries. 

The incident is being treated as targeted.

Anybody with information about the incident, or who has dashcam footage of it, is asked to contact us on 101, quoting log number ?1556 of April 25th. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111.

Following the altercation a section 60 was put in place on Friday night in the Talbot area of town.

During this time 22 people were searched. No arrests were made.

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