Incident involving a weapon at Ma Kelly’s in Blackpool
Two men were arrested in Blackpool after an incident involving door staff at a popular night spot in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Witnesses told LancsLive that those involved in the incident were refused entry to Ma Kelly’s on more than one occasion before leaving the scene and returning with a machete. Police confirmed that one man was reportedly threatening door staff with a weapon.
As a result of the incident, police arrested two men on suspicion of affray. Both men have since been release under investigation, Lancashire Constabulary were able to confirm. Witnesses also suggested to LancsLive that the door staff were involved in detaining at least one suspect during the wait for officers to arrive.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said: “We were called around 2.50am yesterday (September 25) to a report of an affray close to Ma Kelly’s in Talbot Road, Blackpool.
“It was reported two men had driven to the area, with one man threatening door staff with a weapon. The pair then made off from the scene in the car, with the vehicle later stopped by police.
“A 28-year-old man from Bradford and a 29-year-old man from Keighley were arrested on suspicion of affray. Both were released under investigation.”
- 14:24, 26 SEP 2022