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Police appeal after woman found with injuries

Junction of Havelock Street and Coronation Street Credit: Google Maps

Police in Blackpool are appealing for information after a woman suffered head injuries during a suspected assault in the town this morning.

The woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, was found collapsed by a member of the public at around 5.15am at the junction of Havelock Street and Coronation Street.

She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a head wound, where she remains in a ‘poorly’ condition.

Now we are appealing to anybody who saw her in the moments before she collapsed, or saw what happened, to get in touch.

DS Neil Smith, of Blackpool Police, said:

We are still in the early stages of working out how this woman came about her injuries and I would urge anybody who saw her before she collapsed, or who saw what happened, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

If you were in the area at around the same time and saw anything suspicious please contact us.

– DS Neil Smith
  • The woman is described as aged in her mid to late 50s with shoulder-length, blonde hair.
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 170 of January 20

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Police concerned for missing Salford woman

Elaine Hughes was last seen in Blackpool on Wednesday Credit: GMP

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 61-year-old woman from Little Hulton.

Elaine Hughes was last seen at 2pm on South King Street, Blackpool on Wednesday December 21.

She is described as white and of large build. It is believed she is wearing black trousers, black boots, a black coat and carrying a blue purse.

Police Constable Junaid Ahmed of GMP’s Salford borough, said:

If anyone has seen Elaine, or knows where she is, please let us know as soon as possible.

No-one has seen her since Wednesday and her family are worried about her.

– Police Constable Junaid Ahmed
  • Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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