Man left with fractured skull after Frenchwood attack

Posted on - 9th April, 2016 - 1:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Selborne Street where the incident took place Pic: Google

Selborne Street where the incident took place Pic: Google

A man in his 60s has been left with serious injuries after being set upon by a group of men in Frenchwood.


The 61-year-old victim was subjected to ‘a vicious and sustained assault’ during Friday evening.

The incident took place in Selborne Street, near to the former Selborne pub, where the man was approached around 10.05pm by a group of between six to seven men.

He was attacked and left with a fractured skull. Nothing was taken during the attack, and police at this stage have not confirmed if any weapons were used.

DC Corina Barton, of Preston CID said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack and we are determined to find the persons responsible. We would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have seen the offenders in the area at the time to contact us.”

The offenders were all described as wearing dark clothing. Police said they were a mixture of ages but all in their late teens, and the group were a mixture of whites and Asians.

During the Easter weekend a man was set upon with an iron bar in the Frenchwood area. Police say the two incidents are not linked.

The victim remains in Royal Preston Hospital in a comfortable and stable condition.

Anyone with information should contact DC Barton on 01772 209749 or contact police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20160408-1626.

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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