LancsLive have reported from Lytham this morning saying that ‘Residents and businesses were still reeling after a shocking incident of violence over the weekend.’
Their report by Susan Newton comes after emergency services were called to Henry Street at 1.28 a.m. on Sunday 18th June following the assault upon a 25-year-old man. The man currently remains in hospital in a critical condition. A 20-year-old man was arrested by police on suspicion of section 18 grievous bodily harm,
Discussing life in Lytham, the LancsLive report says that ‘Regarded by many as one of Lancashire’s more affluent outposts, today Lytham locals told LancsLive a different story. While the town’s reputation as an upmarket destination – weekend nights on the Fylde coast is a different proposition altogether.’
The owners of Lytham Posy Bowl are reported as saying they often come to work in the morning and notice vomit on the side of the road from the antics the night before. They also regularly see the remnants of nights out – broken glass on the pavement and bottles – left lying around.
LancsLive said that elsewhere on Henry Street, another business owner agreed the street changes when the sun goes down. He said: ‘It’s awful. It’s a completely different street at night. There’s one bar on the road that relies on people coming in at night, but there’s also a retirement home here. I often see sick on the doorstep when I come in to work in the morning. It’s a quiet and quaint town, we’re not anti-nightlife but we don’t want it to turn into Blackpool.’
An elderly woman from the Homestead Retirement Housing on Henry Street said, ‘The incident has been the talk of everyone over the weekend. It just doesn’t bear thinking about. It’s getting worse and worse, we just don’t go out at night, or past 9 p.m. It’s the violence and drugs, we’re all up in arms about it, We see people lying in the middle of the road most weekends.’
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone who has information about the incident to come forward. Those with information should contact 101, quoting log 0134 of June 18, 2023.
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