Ashton-on-Ribble pub brawl put man in hospital

Posted on - 17th June, 2016 - 5:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Preston News, Tulketh
Police and ambulance vehicles outside the pub

Police and ambulance vehicles outside the pub Pic: Bobby Marshall

A man was taken to hospital after a fight in a Preston pub.


The Wheatsheaf pub on the corner of Water Lane and Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, had police vehicles parked outsideĀ on Thursday (16 June).

Preston Police said they were called to the pub by the North West Ambulance Service at 9pm after reports of a fight.

A 46-year-old man received what at the time was thought to be a serious head injury.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but has since been discharged.

John Hammond, who works at the pub, said the fight was between two men not usually seen there.

He said: “Two lads kicked off and another man tried to separate them.

“He was pushed backwards and he fell and hit his head.

“The ambulance took him to hospital and he was unconscious.

“Some people thought the pub had been closed, but it was the police taking statements and evidence.

“This pub is a good community booze and where these things happen it is extremely rare.”

Police said inquiries are ongoing to trace those involved and anyone with information can call 101.

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