A Halloween night assault has seen Preston Police launch a hunt for a gang in fancy dress.Advertisement
The victims, a 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old man, were waiting in Fishergate by the Ann Summers shop for friends at on Sunday.
They were approached by two men and a woman around 1.30am and an argument is understood to have started between the two groups.
One of the men who approached the pair is believed to have punched the 21-year-old victim and knocked him unconscious.
His friend went to help him but was punched, and left with facial injuries and needing hospital treatment.
The group were seen running into Guildhall Street and later seen walking towards Preston Railway Station.
The female is described as white, in her late 20s, 5ft 6in tall, of skinny build with curly long blonde hair, wearing a black leotard, black stockings and a black tutu and wearing black knee length boots.
The first male is described as white, in his late 20s, 6ft tall of medium build wearing a black t-shirt, black skinny jeans, short dark hair and half of his face painted white.
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Both were with another male who is described as white, aged in his early 30s, 6ft tall, of large build wearing a white suit with pin stripes. Earlier in the night it is believed had been wearing a white fedora-style hat.
DC Justin Singleton of Preston CID said: “This is a vicious, nasty and unprovoked attack on two young people who had been enjoying a night out in the city centre.
“We are particularly keen to talk anyone who was near to the scene at the time of the incident who may have seen the suspects in the vicinity.”
Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact Preston Police on 101 quoting log reference 0192 of November 1.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.