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Man stabs pensioner with pen after coach row

Credit: Lancashire Police

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A pensioner was left with a pen embedded in her arm after a row on a coach in Blackpool.

Cynthia Bell, 66, from Durham, was helping at her husband's coach company when a man boarded the vehicle and refused to leave.

The man stabbed Ms Bell with a pen as she attempted to stop him touching the controls.

The incident occurred in a coach park at Seasiders Way in Blackpool at around 5pm on August 24.

Shocking images show Cynthia Bell's injury. Credit: Lancashire Police

Lancashire Police said the 66-year-old was lucky to avoid serious blood loss or nerve damage.

The offender - who used "significant force" to stab Bell - is described as a white male in his late teens or early 20s, 6ft and of stocky build, with short dark hair.

The 66-year-old was attacked during a confrontation on a coach in Blackpool. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are also attempting to trace two young women who were with the suspect.

The first is said to be white, wearing a pink top with a floral print and walked with a limp and pushed a pram.

The second woman had blonde hair, a tattoo on the right side of her lower stomach and was wearing a cream jumper.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact either PC 6857 Danny Morris or DS 3370 Mark Dickinson on 101 quoting log number 0979 of 24 August 2014.