Armed officers rushed to the scene after a man suffered a "slash type wound", say police (Image: Jolly June)

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Armed police officers descended on a neighbourhood in a seaside resort after a man was slashed in the neck during a daylight attack.

Witnesses said they saw a person "covered in blood" on the pavement after police and paramedics were called to the scene in Skegness, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday afternoon.

Police taped off a street and scores of officers, including some who were armed, were at the scene, according to local residents.

The force has now revealed officers were called to an alleged attack that led to the arrest of a suspect, LincolnshireLive reports.

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Police were called to this street in Skegness on Wednesday afternoon
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A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH following an "assault", said police.

The victim, a man in his 30s, suffered a "slash type wound" to his neck.

His injury was not life-threatening.

Witnesses wrote on social media that they saw a person "covered in blood" on the pavement amid the large response by the emergency services.

A police spokesperson said: "A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following an assault in Ida Road in Skegness on June 23.

"We received a report that the male victim, a man in his 30s, received a slash type wound to his neck during the incident.

"His injury is not life-threatening.

"Armed officers were deployed and the 23-year-old man was arrested.

"He remains in custody and will be questioned in due course."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 342 of June 23.