Two stabbed in Blackpool town centre incident

Police have launched an investigation after two people were stabbed in Blackpool today (Thursday, March 14).

Police were called around 1.05pm following reports of an assault close to the Wilko store in the Dickson Road area.

A 24-year-old man had been stabbed in the back suffering minor injuries.

Around 2.05pm police received a further report of a second man, aged in his 20s, being stabbed close to the Wilko store, suffering serious facial injuries. He has been taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The 24-year-old man, injured in the first incident, was detained by police in connection with the attack. He has been taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

Both incidents are believed to be linked and an investigation is underway.

Det Insp Kevin Simmons, of Blackpool CID, said: “We are appealing for information after two men were stabbed in Blackpool.

“Officers have quickly attended the scenes and detained one man, who was later taken to hospital for treatment.

“We understand this was concerning for people in the area but we would like to reassure people police are at the scene and enquiries are on-going.”

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