Horror knife fight between two men in Blackburn on Sunday morning

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Two men had a knife fight in broad daylight in Blackburn on Sunday morning (May 9).

Footage shows how one thug in a grey hoodie, black baseball cap and sunglasses appeared to chase another yob in a black vest after slashing his neck with an 18-inch blade.

However, the second man was then handed a MACHETE by two pals next to a white Toyota pickup truck before taking off his top and walking over to the alleged attacked.

Horrifying mobile phone video from an onlooker shows the pair clashing in the middle of the quiet suburban street as terrified women scream.

The first man eventually fell to the ground and was punched and kicked in the head repeatedly by the second man and his friend.

All of those involved left the scene in different vehicles before police arrived. Officers are now searching for the suspects.

Blackburn and Darwen Police said in a statement: ‘We are appealing for information and witnesses after two men were stabbed in Blackburn today (Sunday, May 9). Police were called around 11:30 am to a report of an ongoing fight between a number of men with weapons in Corporation Park.

‘Officers attended and found two men with injuries. One man had suffered head injuries, with a second man suffering stab wounds to his arm, chest and back.

‘Both have been taken to hospital for treatment. An investigation is underway and enquiries ongoing. No arrests have been made. Detectives are appealing for information and urging anyone who witnessed the incident and has any information to come forward.’

Detective Chief Inspector Derry Crorken, of Blackburn Police, said: ‘We have launched an investigation after two men were attacked in Corporation Park today.

‘I understand this must have been very frightening and concerning for many people who were in the park at the time and I want to reassure residents we are doing everything possible to arrest those responsible.

‘This is being treated as very much an isolated incident and patrols have been increased in the area.’

Police asked anyone with information to call 101 quoting log 0519 of May 9.