Birmingham man and teenager arrested for stabbing at Blackpool’s biggest nightclub, The Flamingo
A Birmingham teenager and man have been arrested after a man was seriously injured with a knife at Blackpool’s largest nightclub.
Lancashire Police initially said officers were alerted to the assault at the Flying Handbag gay bar on Queen Street at 5.15am today (December 5) – but corrected it to say it was in the Flamingo nightclub nearby.
A man in his 20s suffered a stab wound to his lower back and remains in serious but stable condition in hospital.
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Police said two people from Birmingham were arrested at the scene – a 29-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy – on suspicion of assaulting GBH. They both remain in detention.
Flamingo Nightclub, near Blackpool North Station and a few blocks from the main seafront promenade, is a massive five-level nightclub with four bars, three DJs and two dance floors.
It’s built in one of the largest cinemas in the country and was the city’s largest gay bar before it changed to accommodate all clubbers.
The Saturday night event was billed as having DJ Gaz Peck for a mix of house and dance music with Blackpool’s biggest laser show.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Wilson of Blackpool Police said: ‘A man is hospitalized for his injuries and an investigation has been opened to establish what happened and who is responsible.
“We are aware that this will have raised concerns in the community, but we will have additional patrols in the area to reassure, and anyone with concerns or questions are welcome to speak to an officer.
“Two men arrested at the scene are still in custody. We now ask anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.
“Maybe you saw the incident, took something from cell phone footage that might help our investigation, or maybe you think you know who is responsible. Whatever information you have, please let us know. communicate them confidentially and let us know. “
The Flying Handbag management team issued a statement saying, “There was an incident at 5:15 am and it is reported as it was to The Flying Handbag. This is not true. The incident took place at Flamingo. We were closed at 4am (like every Saturday). “
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, citing newspaper 275 for December 5.
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