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Preston schoolboy stable in hospital after serious assault in city centre

Posted on - 13th November, 2014 - 5:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, News, Preston City Centre

A Preston schoolboy is in hospital after an unprovoked attack in the city centre on Wednesday.

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The 15-year-old boy was seriously assaulted on Dawson Walk at 5.15pm.

He was walking along the street and police say he was approached from behind near to Bushell Street and Lancaster Road North.

Police say it is unknown what happened next but he was found by a neighbour with head injuries.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and diagnosed with a fractured skull, nose and cheekbone.

The boy has now been transferred to Manchester Children’s Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

DS Jerry Sturgess of Preston CID said: “This was a vicious attack on a young, vulnerable boy.

“I believe that the attacker is likely to be local to the Preston area and I would urge anyone that may have any information, to contact us as soon as possible. Any information you may have could help us with our inquiries.”

Anyone with information about the robbery or about the vehicle can contact Preston Police on 101 quoting log reference 939 of November 12th.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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