Police are wanting to trace three women following what they describe as a sustained and unprovoked assault on a teenager.
CCTV images have been released after a teenage girl from Chorley was walking along Friargate in the early hours of Tuesday 27 July.
A woman approached her near to MACS store and claimed she was drunk and needed help walking.
Lancashire Police then say a second woman has then approached the victim and pushed her to the ground at which point the first woman has grabbed her hair before the second woman began kicking her.
The third woman has then struck her face with a stiletto heel and one of the other women has bitten her twice to her neck and face.
PC Helen Blackburn said: “The victim sustained a swollen face as well as cuts to her eye, damage to her teeth, bites and scratches and bruised ribs.
“This is a horrendous and completely unprovoked assault on a young girl which happened in a busy town centre street so I’d appeal to anybody that witnessed the incident or who recognises any of the women pictured in the CCTV images to come forward.”
The first woman is described as being aged 18 to 19 years old, 5’6″ tall, very slim and tanned with long dark brown curly hair.
The second woman is described as being around the same age, 5 foot tall, slim build with blonde mid length hair and possibly wearing a light top.
The third woman was again the same age, slim build, with brown and blonde hair tied up in a bun or a pony tail.
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.