Mass brawl with weapons in Blackpool sees five rushed to hospital

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The incident happened near the Layton on Tuesday morning

 

A general view of police at the scene of an incident
A general view of police at the scene of an incident at night

Five people were injured in a large brawl just after midnight on Tuesday morning.

Officers were called shortly after midnight on Tuesday (July 6) following reports that a group of people had been seen fighting close to The Layton Institute and Social Club. on Westcliffe Drive There were also reports of weapons being used.

Four men and a woman sustained injuries in the incident. All were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, some of which were consistent with a blade. One man, with head injuries, remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A 19-year-old man from Blackpool was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

DC Cherie Hall of Blackpool CID said: “It is believed that this disturbance will have been witnessed by various members of the public and we are appealing for anyone with information or footage of this incident to come forward and assist officers in establishing the events that unfolded.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or email 8659@lancashire.police.uk quoting log number 0031 of July 6th.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.