Lancashire

Briercliffe pair stabbed by attackers wielding scaffold poles

Atkinson Street, Briercliffe Image copyright Google
Image caption A man and a woman were arrested after the fight in Briefcliffe

Two men have been stabbed by attackers who also used scaffold poles as weapons during a street fight.

The disturbance broke out on Atkinson Street in Briercliffe, near Burnley, at 01:19 BST on Sunday.

The two men are being treated in hospital for serious injuries, Lancashire Police said.

A 22-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were later arrested on suspicion of wounding and released pending further inquiries.

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