Three men with links to Blackburn and Haslingden who were wanted by police in connection with a serious assault have been arrested.

Paul Harrison, 38, Michael Dempsey, 32 and Jason Corless, 39, were wanted by police in connection with a vicious attack, which took place on November 6.

During the incident, a woman was slashed in the face with a knife and beaten with a bat in Longlands Road, Lancaster around 9.50pm.

Following a public appeal for information, the trio were arrested in Clydebank, just outside Glasgow, on Wednesday and are currently in custody.

At the time of the appeal, Det Ch Insp Alisa Wilson, of Lancashire Police, said: “These men are wanted in connection with a serious assault where a woman was attacked with a knife and bat.

“These individuals are being treated as dangerous and should not be approached in any circumstances.

“If you see them please call us immediately providing information and a description of their clothing.

“Furthermore I would appeal directly to these men to come forward and contact us.”