Officers have announced that they are on the hunt for more than a dozen football fans following the large brawl last night. The fight, which broke out just after 7pm on Saturday night, left one man fighting for his life in critical condition.
Officers were called to the junction of Lytham Road and the Promenade after the brawl broke out, which police believe involved a number of Blackpool FC and Burnley fans.
DCI Tracey McMurdo lambasted the “unacceptable” violence and stated the police “will do everything in our power to identify anyone who may have been involved”.
She continued: “Officers were in the Promenade and Lytham Road area when they were made aware of a group of people fighting outside the nearby Manchester pub.
“Officers were in immediate attendance and provided medical assistance, before the man was taken to hospital.
“He remains in a critical condition and his next of kin are being supported by specially-trained officers. A man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody while our inquiries continue.
“We are taking this incident extremely seriously and will do everything in our power to identify anyone who may have been involved. This type of violence is simply not acceptable on the streets of Lancashire.
“We are now appealing for information and are asking anyone who can help to get in touch straight away.
“Perhaps you have mobile phone or dashcam footage, or perhaps you saw all or part of the incident as it happened. Whatever you know, please tell us.”
People with information have been urged to contact the force by calling 101, quoting log 1262 of March 4th, or report it online at doitonline.lancashire.police.uk.
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