Man found in street with slashed throat

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Crime news

A man was found unconscious in the street with cuts to his throat after an alleged assault.

The victim was taken to hospital with a gash in the front of his neck after officers were called to Lord Street, Fleetwood.

The male suffered quite extensive injuries. He had a cut to the front of his throat area

Police arrived on the scene, outside the Royal Bank of Scotland, after reports of an alleged attack at 8.50pm on Friday.

A man was found with injuries which police believe may have been caused by a knife or knuckleduster.

Det Sgt Mark Dickinson of Blackpool CID said: “The male suffered quite extensive injuries. He had a cut to the front of his throat area.

“It happened outside the Royal Bank of Scotland.

“We will be keen to know if anyone witnessed the incident. Injuries suggest a weapon was used but CCTV is inconclusive.

“ He had a gash on the front of the neck. It looks like a weapon has been used, possibly a bladed article or knuckle duster.”

Police believe a mobile phone was taken in the incident.

n Scott Standring, 43, of Lord Street, Fleetwood, has been charged with robbery. He was remanded in custody to appear before Blackpool magistrates’ court today.