Police are asking people to stop sharing footage of a fight between two men in the street, in which weapons, thought to be knives, were used.

The footage was widely circulating on several social media platforms on Sunday following the incident, which took place in Bartholomew Road in Morecambe at around 3.15pm. 

Two men aged 31 and 26, and both from Morecambe, have since been arrested on suspicion of assault.

One of them was apprehended in the immediate area shortly after police arrived, and one in Preston later that day.  

An investigation is now underway and enquiries ongoing.

Sgt James Pinder, of Lancashire Police 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.”

If you can help police call 101 quoting log 0845 of May 9.