Two charged after Blackpool town centre assault leaves man in critical condition

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Two men have appeared in court after an incident in Blackpool town centre left a man in a critical condition.

Police were called to a report of a serious assault near to Walkabout on Queen Street in Blackpool at 4.25am on Saturday morning (June 8). A man in his 50s was taken to hospital with significant head injuries, where he remains.

Alan Forsythe, 36 , of Armistead Court, Fleetwood, has been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court and was remanded into custody.

Patrick Joyce, 39, of Doncaster Road, Blackpool was charged with affray and section 47 assault. He was remanded to appear before Lancaster Magistrates Court today.

Police are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses to assist our enquiries. If you have any footage of the incident, or were a witness to it, please call 101 quoting log 0182 of June 8.