Five more arrests over 'targeted' attack near Ma Kelly's

Five more people ?have been arrested following an attack in Blackpool which left a man with serious injuries.

Saturday, 27th April 2019, 7:51 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th April 2019, 8:59 pm
Police made five more arrests

Officers were called shortly after 11pm on Thursday to reports a group of men armed with weapons had been fighting on Talbot Road, close to Ma Kelly's. The altercation then moved to Cookson Street.

A 28-year-old man from Blackpool was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries to his arm, head and neck. He remains in hospital in a stable ‎condition.

Two men aged 30 and 32 from Blackpool, arrested on suspicion of wounding, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

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Five further people have since been arrested, Lancashire police said on Saturday.

A man aged 34 and a woman aged 33, both from Burnley, and a 22-year-old man and 12-year-old boy, both from Blackpool, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding. A 30-year-old woman from Blackpool has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All remain in custody.

A police spokesman said: "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