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Appeal to trace woman who stopped to help Penwortham assault victim

Posted on - 18th January, 2014 - 2:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News

Help to find a ‘good Samaritan’ who stopped to help a man who was unconscious and bleeding in Penwortham is being sought.

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Lancashire Police are appealing for information after the serious assault which took place just before Christmas.

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A woman helped home a 22-year-old man who had been assaulted by a group of four men on Kingsfold Drive.

He was punched in the head and pushed to the floor where he was then kicked, during the incident on Sunday 22 December around 8.15pm.

He was treated at Royal Preston Hospital for cuts and bruises to his face.

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DC Karen Johnson from Southern CID said: “This was a nasty attack and it is only sheer luck that the victim was not seriously injured.

“I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this assault or with any information about the men responsible to contact police.

“It is also important that we trace the woman that came to the victim’s aid as she could have key information vital to our investigation.

“The group of men responsible were witnessed chasing another man, unconnected to this incident, to a house on Martinfield Road where criminal damage has been caused to the front door. I would also be keen to speak with anyone that may have witnessed this or knows any of the men involved.”

Anyone with information should call Lancashire Police on 101.

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