14-Year-Old Boys Arrested After Hammer Attack On Blackpool Bus Passengers

Blackpool Police are appealing for information as part of an investigation into the assault of two men in the town.

Police were called around 7.15 p.m. on Monday 20th February to a report of an incident in Church Street.

It was reported two men, aged 69 and 55, both from Blackpool, had been on a bus when the they were involved in an argument with a number of teenage boys and girls.

The men got off the bus around 7.10 p.m. and were reportedly attacked with a hammer. Both men suffered facial injuries. Two boys were later arrested in connection with the offence.

A 14-year-old boy from Blackpool and a 14-year-old boy from Cleveleys have now been bailed to 18th May.

Detectives are appealing for information and urging any witnesses to come forward.

Det Con Samantha Burton, of Blackpool Police, said: ‘An investigation is underway after two men suffered facial injuries following an incident in Church Street.  While we have made two arrests, we are keen to speak to a number of witnesses, including people on the bus, as well as a man at the bus stop. It is also believed some people filmed what happened.

We are requesting for anyone who witnessed the incident, took footage, has been shown footage or has any information regarding the matter to get in touch.’

If you can help, call police on 101 or email quoting log 1094 of February 20.


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