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Two charged with robbery and assault after Lancashire man stabbed outside Premier shop

Two people have been charged in connection with a stabbing outside a Premier shop.

On Tuesday, police appealed for information following the incident, which happened at around 2.30pm on Monday outside the convenience store at the junction of Park Road/Westmorland Avenue in Blackpool. 

Officers were called by the ambulance service after a man in his 30s was found with stab wounds outside the shop.

Although not life-threatening, the victim is continuing to recover from his injuries.

Two people have now been charged in connection with the incident.

Nicholas Walsh, 31, of Mayfair Avenue, Manchester and Reece Barker, 30, of Edward Street, Oldham, are both accused of robbery and Section 18 wounding.

Barker is also accused of driving offences.

They are due to appear before magistrates in Blackpool on Thursday (today).

A spokesperson for the police said: “Detectives are still keen to trace a man they believe could be a key witness.

“He is thought to have been walking his medium/large light-coloured dog past a blue Punto on Westmorland Avenue between 2.05pm and 2.15pm when the disturbance occurred.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 1057 of Monday, July 12.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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