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Man charged following serious assault in Blackpool

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A man has been charged following a serious assault in Blackpool at the weekend.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), William Beattie, 47, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool was charged with Section 18 wounding yesterday (Monday, July 22nd). He made his first appearance at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday, July 23rd). He has been remanded in custody to appear before Preston Crown Court on 21 August.

We were contacted by the ambulance service at shortly after 2am on Sunday (July 21st) to a report that a 31-year-old man had been assaulted outside Razor’s barber shop on Lytham Road.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

If you witnessed the incident or know anything about it, we need to speak to you.

You can call us on 101 quoting log number 0166 of July 21st or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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