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Man loses part of his ear in 'nasty' robbery

Officers are asking anyone who remembers anything suspicious happening in the area to come forward. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Blackpool last month, in which a man lost part of his ear.

It happened on Claremont Road on Saturday 5 May.

Two men approached the victim to ask for a cigarette lighter, before grabbing his phone.

The victim tried to defend himself and get his phone back but he was attacked by a second man who bit his left ear.

This is clearly a nasty attack which has caused the victim significant injury and we need to find those responsible.

– PC Alan Bagan

The first man is white, in his mid-20s, with short dark hair, who was wearing a pair of shorts.

The second offender is believed to be a white man, in his late teens to early twenties, who was wearing a blue jacket.

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Concerns grow for missing man Darren Lundy

Have you seen Darren Lundy? Credit: Lancashire Police

Police say they're growing increasingly worried about a missing man.

Darren Lundy, 50, was last seen at his home address on Primrose Avenue in Blackpool at about 9.45pm on Saturday, May 12.

He was last seen wearing a black suede zip up jacket, black jeans and black trainers. Mr Lundy’s car, a black Honda Jazz registration PF67XOV, is also missing.

We are growing increasingly concerned about Darren and I would urge anyone who sees him or knows where he might be to get in touch.

I would also appeal to Darren himself to contact us if he sees this appeal to let us know he is safe.

– PC Milo Dean Ferry, of Blackpool Police

WATCH: Blackpool headteacher says children are suffering because of funding cuts

Andy Mellor says children are suffering because of funding cuts. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A headteacher from Blackpool says children are suffering because of funding cuts.

Andy Mellor, who has just taken up a new post as president of the National Association of Headteachers, says the situation is only going to get worse.

He told this years annual conference in Liverpool that schools need more money to guarantee a good quality education.

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