CCTV images released after man slashed in the face in Friargate attack

Posted on - 3rd November, 2015 - 5:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Police would like to speak to the man and woman pictured

Police would like to speak to the man and woman pictured who are seen walking towards Church Street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was slashed in the face in Preston city centre.


CCTV pictures have been released after an incident where a 27-year-old man was attacked in Friargate.

The victim and a group of friends were walking along Friargate around 1am on Sunday.

They were verbally abused by another group and then the victim was set upon and cut with what police say could be a knife.

The attacker is described as white, aged in his 20s, very dark short hair, slim build. He was wearing a dark possibly blue tracksuit which appears to have a large ‘Nike’ motif on the left side of the chest area and a white stripe on the sleeves, and a t-shirt with multi-coloured pattern on it. He was wearing dark footwear.

DC Rachael Ashcroft, of Preston CID, said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked assault which has left the victim with a serious injury and very badly shaken and he was lucky not to have been even more seriously hurt.

“There were a number of people on Friargate when this incident occurred due to the Halloween celebrations and the football. We would like anyone who saw the incident to assist us with our enquiries.

“I would appeal for anyone who recognises the man or the woman in the CCTV to come forward and contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting crime number SA1512640.

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