Man elbowed in the face in Friargate

Posted on - 28th May, 2015 - 10:45am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Shoppers at the top end of Friargate

The incident happened at the end of Friargate leading to the Flag Market

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in Friargate on the afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday (Monday 25 May).


The victim was walking up Friargate towards the Flag Market around 4.30pm when a man is said to have run from behind him and elbowed him in the face.

The man had blood coming from his nose. The offender fled from the scene, close to McDonalds, and ran down Friargate towards Ringway.

The offender was wearing a navy blue Lacoste top, navy blue Lacoste tracksuit pants and is described as being white, aged in his mid-teens with short dark hair and around 5ft 5 tall.

The victim is described as white, aged in his early to mid-teens, around 5ft 4in tall, medium build with dark collar length hair. He was wearing a dark hooded top with white drawstrings with a white top underneath, dark trousers and white trainers.

The victim was with another male who is described as white, aged mid to late teens and was wearing a green polo shirt, dark trousers and had a black rucksack.

DC 3169 Justin Singleton of Preston CID said: “This is a vicious, nasty and unprovoked attack on a young man who was merely walking on the street in the City Centre. We believe that the attack happened in full view of many people, including children, who witnessed what happened and I would urge anyone with information to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to talk anyone who was on Friargate at the time of the incident and I would also urge the victim to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact Preston Police on 01772 209 754 or 101 quoting log reference 0982 of 25th May.

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