Good Samaritan who helped assault victim urged to come forward

Posted on - 31st January, 2015 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News, Ribbleton

A Good Samaritan who gave a lift to an injured man is being asked to come forward.


Preston Police say a 40 year old man was picked up by the motorist on New Hall Lane, Fishwick, just beyond the Esso Garage.

The man, who was sporting a small cut to his head and an injury to his lower back, was dropped off at the corner of New Hall Lane and St Mary’s Street.

Detectives believe the victim was robbed and assaulted earlier on Friday 23 January.

The motorist is described as having short grey or white hair and was driving a blue car.

DC Jane Thomas of Preston CID said: “We are keen to trace the Good Samaritan who offered the man a lift and anyone who was driving along Brockholes Brow or New Hall Lane travelling into Preston on Friday between 11am and 12.30pm who may have seen the man at the side of the road.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 0547 of 23rd January.

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

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