Police were called to reports of two men fighting with machete style weapons in Morecambe this afternoon.

Footage of the incident, which happened earlier today (May 9), has been circulating on social media prompting police to ask the public not to share the footage.

Lancashire Constabulary was called at around 3.15pm to the fight in Bartholomew Road. Officers attended and following a search of the area one man was arrested. A second man was later arrested in the Preston area.

Sgt James Pinder, of Lancashire Constabulary, said: “We have launched an investigation following a serious assault involving two men.

“The incident has been recorded and uploaded to social media. For evidential purposes, I would urge people not to share it further at this time.

“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.”

An investigation is underway and enquiries are currently ongoing and anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 0845 of May 9.