Bloodsoaked men armed with huge machetes fight on Brit street in broad daylight

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Two men have been arrested after video emerged of a fight involving machetes breaking out in broad daylight.

One man was left bleeding from the head and the other suffered stab wounds in the arm, chest and back after the vicious knife fight in Blackburn, Lancashire on Sunday morning (May 9).

Footage taken by a bystander shows the man in a grey hoodie and a baseball cap chasing after a man in a black vest. He appears to be holding a huge 18inch 'zombie' knife.

The injured man runs towards a white Toyota pickup truck where his pal hands him a machete.

He takes off his vest and swings the blade at his rival in grey before the two clash in the middle of the street near Corporation Park.

A woman can be heard screaming in fear, pleading: "Please don't! Please don't!"

The topless man drops his weapon in the duel and runs to cover as his armed counterpart chases him. He manages to pick it up again and lashes out at the other man.

Eventually, they drop their knives and start throwing punches on the floor.

All of those involved left the scene in different vehicles before police arrived.

Lancashire Police confirmed two men, aged 31 and 26, have been arrested for assault in connection with the fight.

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Sgt James Pinder said: "Two men have been arrested by police in connection with the incident, but we know more people were in the area at the time of the offence and I would encourage witnesses to contact us.

"I realise this will have caused concern in Morecambe but incidents of this nature are rare and we want to reassure residents patrols have been increased in the area.

"If you have any information which could assist our enquiries or you witnessed the incident please come forward."

Detective Chief Inspector Derry Crorken, of Blackburn and Darwen 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.

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