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Blackpool Pier Jam stabbing: Two brothers jailed

Luke and Elliott Sandlan Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Brothers Luke and Elliott Sandlan attacked the man at the Pier Jam event

Two brothers have been jailed for a "ferocious" knife attack at a music festival in Blackpool.

Luke Sandlan, 27, and 21-year-old Elliott, from Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to assaulting the man at the Pier Jam event in September.

The 23-year-old victim suffered a cardiac arrest after being stabbed 14 times but survived the attack.

Luke Sandlan was jailed for 11 years, and his brother was given a seven-and-a-half year sentence.

Passing sentence, Judge Mark Brown QC described the incident as a "sustained and ferocious assault".

The attack took place at the Sunset Bar on North Shore, where the younger sibling set off a fire extinguisher, before his brother lunged at the victim with a knife bought earlier in the day.

Luke Sandlan, from Eccles, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He also had an 18-week suspended sentence activated.

Elliott Sandlan, who admitted to wounding with intent, was also given an additional two years for supplying Class A drugs to an undercover officer.

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Image caption The attack took place at the Pier Jam event on the North Pier

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