Police have charged a teenager after two men were attacked and robbed in Blackpool. The victims, one of who requires a walking aid, were attacked from behind by three offenders. During the attack the victims were assaulted, knocked to the ground and had property taken from them.
The offenders ran off towards Lytham Road following the attack and robbery which happened at the junction of Windsor Avenue and Osbourne Road (pictured) at around 5.30 p.m. on Monday, November 21.
Following enquiries by detectives in Blackpool, a 17-year-old boy from the town was arrested and subsequently charged with robbery, threatening a person with an offensive weapon / bladed article and possessing a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place.
He appeared before magistrates yesterday (Saturday 26th November) and was remanded back into custody to appear before a crown court judge at a later date. A 13-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of robbery has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.
Blackpool Police would like to thank everybody who has come forward so far and they continue to appeal for witnesses to make contact with them. Anyone who saw the incident or were in the area and might have information, please contact 101 or email Stu.Kane@lancashire.police.uk, quoting log 1051 of November 21, 2022.