Four men are being sought by police after a 14-year-old was stabbed with a machete.

Police were called on October 14 at about 3.35pm to reports that a 14-year-old boy had been stabbed in the arm in Fountain Street, Accrington.

It was reported two cars had pulled up with a number of men getting out and punching the victim before stabbing him with a machete.

The men got back into the cars before making off from the scene and the boy was taken to hospital for treatment.

Following CCTV enquiries police want to identify these men, pictured, in connection with the disorder.

Det Con Helen O’Rourke said: “We are keen to identify these individuals as soon as possible following a serious incident of violent disorder in Accrington.

“These are clear images and I am sure someone will know the men involved.

“If you know who they are please come forward and speak to police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 0959 of October 14.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at