Arrests after Blackpool stab victim's death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died from stab wounds in an attack in Blackpool.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was discovered at a chemist's on Cromwell Road at about 16:30 BST on Sunday.

Police said he was attacked earlier on Bedford Road. He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he died.

A 37-year-old man is being questioned over the death while a man and two women have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The 41-year-old man and the women, aged 26 and 34, all from Blackpool, are being held in custody.

Convenience store

Det Supt Neil Esseen said: "A major investigation has been launched and I have a team of detectives working to establish the exact circumstances around this incident. However, one of our main priorities at this time is to trace this man's next-of-kin.

"At this stage we believe an altercation has taken place on Bedford Road which has resulted in the man being stabbed.

"He has then managed to make his way to a convenience store on Cromwell Road where the alarm has been raised.

"I would appeal to anybody who was in the area around the time of the incident who may have witnessed the altercation or noticed any suspicious activity whatsoever to contact police."

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