Teen held after Blackpool attack leaves man critically injured

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested following an assault which left a man in a critical condition in Blackpool.

The 47-year-old victim suffered head injuries in the attack outside a Costcutter store in the Lancashire town, at about 14:30 BST on Saturday.

He is thought to have been involved in an argument with a group outside the shop in Exchange Street, police said.

Lancashire Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

The teenage suspect from Blackpool is being questioned on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

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