Frenchwood attack: Man set upon with knife and metal bar

Posted on - 26th March, 2016 - 4:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Frenchwood Street where the attack took place Pic: Google

Frenchwood Street where the attack took place Pic: Google

Two men are being hunted by police after a man was attacked with a knife and metal bar outside his front door.


Preston Police were called to Frenchwood Street near the city centre at 11.45pm on Friday.

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A man was stood at the door of his house when he was approached by two men.

The victim was forced back inside his home while being hit with a knife and metal bar.

Demands for money were made before the two men fled the property and ran towards Avenham.


The 54-year-old victim suffered serious facial injuries during the attack.

The first attacker is described as a white male, in his 20s, of slim build and around 5ft 7in tall. He was wearing a blue jacket and was wearing a cap.

The second offender is described as a white male in his 20s and around 6’2” tall. He was wearing a blue jacket with blue trousers or jeans and had a wooly hat with gloves.

Det Sgt Jerry Sturgess, of Preston CID, said: “This was a very vicious and serious attack.

“The offenders seemed to have targeted the victim and first attacked him from behind before carrying out a cowardly assault. I urge anyone with any information at all to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1665 of March 25.

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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