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Appeal after man left in critical condition following assault in Blackpool

Monday, June 10, 2024

We are appealing for information, witnesses and footage after a man was left in a critical condition in hospital, following an assault in Blackpool.

We were called at 4:25am on June 8 to a report of a serious assault near to Walkabout on Queen Street in Blackpool

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital with significant head injuries, where he remains.

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

Alan Forsythe, 36 , of Armistead Court, Fleetwood, was charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court today 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.

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 have any information or footage, please call 101 quoting log 0182 of June 8.