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Police release CCTV after man stabbed in stomach and robbed outside Shoezone

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak with after another man was stabbed in the stomach during a robbery outside Shoezone.

At around 3.10am on Thursday, the victim, a man in his 50s, was outside Shoezone, Bank Hey Street, in Blackpool, when he was approached by a man on a bike.

The man on the bike made threats towards the victim, before stabbing him and stealing his mobile phone.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

No arrests have been made so far and enquiries are ongoing.

DC Dan Knowles, of Blackpool CID, said: “This was a shocking incident and it is only through luck rather than judgement that the victim was not more seriously injured.

“Our investigation is very much ongoing and we now need to speak to the man in the CCTV still who we believe can help with our enquiries.”

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to email forcecontrolroom@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0152 of July 15.