Mystery of ‘stabbed’ liquorice allsort woman

Lorna Bland on morphine in hospital after the injury

Lorna Bland on morphine in hospital after the injury

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A MUM told how an 80s weekend at Butlins ended in horror when she thought she had been stabbed.

Lorna Bland, of Town End Farm, claims she was attacked at the resort in Skegness at the weekend.

Lorna Bland who was stabbed while enjoying a weekend away with friends shows the hole in the trousers she was wearing.

Lorna Bland who was stabbed while enjoying a weekend away with friends shows the hole in the trousers she was wearing.

The 39-year-old spent 14 hours in a local hospital and needed three stitches and said she was told by a paramedic if the wound was an inch to the other side it would have been fatal.

Police were called to the Reds bar in the early hours of Sunday and a knife was recovered at the scene.

But officers said there was no evidence linking it Lorna’s injuries and are not investigating it further.

Lorna, who was part of a 21-woman party all dressed as liquorice allsorts, said she discovered her wound after feeling a sharp pain below her stomach, which she initially thought was a stitch.

Stitches of Lorna Bland's stab wound

Stitches of Lorna Bland's stab wound

Lorna, who lives with husband Paul, 40, and son James, 13, in Brockley Street, and is also mum to Rebecca, 21, said: “I said to my friends: ‘I’ve got a stitch so I’m going to get some fresh air’.

“A girl who I didn’t know said that I didn’t look well and that’s when I realised I was bleeding.

“It must have taken some time for the blood to seep through.”

Butlins confirmed a small knife.

A spokeswoman for Lincolnshire Police said: “Police attended Reds club at Butlins at 1am on Sunday morning in response to a report of a ‘stabbing’.

“A female was found to have sustained an unexplained superficial injury but there was no evidence to support that a crime had occurred or that her injury was the result of a deliberate act against her.

“Whilst police were in attendance, a security guard was handed a small kitchen knife that had been found somewhere but there is no evidence to link this item to the female or to suggest it caused her superficial injury.”

A spokesman for Butlins added: “We can confirm that an incident did take place.

“The police were called and the Reds venue cleared to enable them to investigate fully.

“We understand that the police will not be taking the matter any further.”

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