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Serious Blackpool assault- man arrested

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Blackpool.

We were called at 15:15hours on Wednesday (29 May) to reports of an altercation outside the Clifton Christian Centre on Langdale Road.

Emergency services attended and found a 22 year old man lying on the ground with a head injury.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A 36 year old man from Blackpool was arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

DC Joe Isaacs of Blackpool Police, said: “A man is in a critical condition and our thoughts are with him at this time.

“We have been making a number of enquiries and know that the area was busy at the time of the incident with pedestrians and cyclists nearby.

“We need to hear from anyone who witnessed the altercation or saw or heard anything that might be relevant to our investigation.”

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