Gang wanted after student lured to flat, stripped naked and assaulted

Posted on - 14th March, 2017 - 4:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan
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Preston Police has issued an appeal after an assault on Moor Lane in Preston.


A 19-year-old man was imprisoned and assault by four men at around 2am on Friday, March 3.

The victim walked from the University of Central Lancashire library on St Peter’s Square to the building before entering to visit a friend.

Inside the property he was met by four men. He attempted to leave but he was dragged into the flat.

Two more men arrived and the victim was punched, forced to strip naked and assaulted.

Threats were made with the group demanding cash.

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The student suffered injuries to his nose and face during the incident and detectives want to speak to these men, pictured, in connection with the assault.

Det Con Richard Clancy, of Preston CID, said: “This was a sickening and abhorrent attack where the victim was lured to an address in Preston before being assaulted and threatened.

“The incident has left the 19-year-old very shaken and it is crucial we find those responsible.

“Following extensive CCTV enquiries, we want to speak to these four men in connection with the offences. Intelligence suggests the men might be from the Greater Manchester area, possibly Rochdale.

“If you recognise any of the individuals involved, please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1703005.

Alternatively CrimeStoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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