Blackpool police launch appeal after man in 50s left in critical condition following assault

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Police have launched an appeal after a man has been left in a critical condition following an assault.

At around 4.25am yesterday (June 8), officers were called to reports of a serious assault near Walkabout on Queen Street in Blackpool. One emergency services arrived, a man in his 50s was taken to hospital with significant head injuries where he remains.

Two men aged 36 and 38 have been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, in connection with the investigation.

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Det. Insp. Liam Davy, of Blackpool CID, said: “This assault has left a man with some very serious injuries, and our thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this time.

“We have a dedicated team of officers working to find out what happened to him, and two arrests have been made. At this time, it is being treated as an isolated incident.

“You may see an increase in our officers out and about. If you have any concerns, or any information that may assist our enquiries, please do not hesitate to go up and speak to them.

“We’re now appealing to you, the public, for information, or footage. We know that the assault took place in a busy area, in the early hours of a Saturday morning, and there may be witnesses who we haven’t yet spoken to.

“If this is you, or you know someone who was in the area of Queen Street and The Strand at around 4am on Saturday, please contact us, even if you think your information is insignificant.”

If you do have information or footage, you can call 101 quoting log 0182 of June 8.