Lancashire

Teenager charged after boy, 13, stabbed near Blackpool beach

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Image caption The stabbing took place on Rawcliffe Street opposite the town's beach

A teenage boy has been charged after a 13-year-old was stabbed close to Blackpool Promenade.

The boy was stabbed in the chest on Rawcliffe Street, opposite the town's beach at about 17:50 GMT on Saturday.

Lancashire Police said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening and he remains stable in hospital.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with wounding and possession of a knife and is due to appear at Blackpool Youth Court later.

A 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, both from Blackpool, were arrested on suspicion of affray over the attack and have since been released under investigation.

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