Lancashire

Man arrested after woman stabbed in back at Winter Gardens

A man has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent after a woman was stabbed in the back as she left a theatre.

Adam Morgan from Blackpool has been remanded to appear before Blackpool Magistrates Court later.

He is also charged with criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

A 59-year-old woman from Keighley, West Yorkshire, was attacked as she left the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Sunday at about 00:30 GMT.

She had left the building in a group of around 20 people when she was approached by a man on a bike who stabbed her, police said.

The woman was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where she remains in a stable condition awaiting further tests.

She had been watching a show at the theatre with her family.

A 20-year-old man from Blackpool has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is currently on police bail.

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