A 19-year-old man from Blackpool suffered a number of stab wounds and was taken to hospital
Blackpool’s Ma Kelly’s has responded following a stabbing outside its venue yesterday.
A man was stabbed multiple times outside of the venue on Talbot Road in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday (September 29).
Police were called to reports of a fight, in which a 19-year-old local man suffered a number of stab wounds and was taken to hospital.
He remains in a serious but stable condition.
Nine men, aged between 19 and 36 from London, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently in custody.
The cabaret and karaoke bar has since released a statement on its Facebook page to re-assure customers.
A spokesperson said: “Ma Kelly’s would like to clarify the unfortunate incident that took place yesterday did not take place within or inside the premises.
“The perpetrators of this attack were not inside the venue or the victim. The incident took place outside on the street on Talbot Road.
“Our thoughts are with the victim of the attack at this time.
“The safety and well-being of our customers are our priority and we are open and it’s business as usual. Thank you.”
Detectives are investigating and are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward.
Det Insp Abi Finch-Hall, of Blackpool CID, said: “This incident has left a young man with some serious injuries and while we have made a number of arrests our enquiries are very much ongoing. I would appeal for anyone who has any information or who witnessed the incident itself to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 0001 of Wednesday, September 29.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.