Police reissue appeal after Preston man’s nightclub attack horror

Posted on - 19th October, 2017 - 10:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Preston News
Ben Pennington pictured in intensive care by his father
Ben Pennington pictured in intensive care by his father

It’s a year since a Preston man was left in a coma following an attack outside a nightclub in Darwen.


Ben Pennington, 29, was assaulted following a night out at the Level One nightclub in Market Street.

Lancashire Police are re-appealing for information following the incident on October 15 2016 at around 3.10am.

Ben was attacked inside the club and suffered a serious head injury resulting in a bleed on the brain.

He is continuing to recover from his injuries and requires regular care.

A 27-year-old man from Darwen has been released under investigation pending further enquiries after the incident.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who saw the incident.

Detective Inspector Zoe Russo, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “Several hundred people were inside the club at the time of the offence and while I am thankful for the witnesses who have come forward so far, we are still appealing for more information.

“A man has been left with life-changing injuries as a result of this attack. He requires regular care and will do so for some time.

“I am appealing to the conscience of those people who saw what happened to come forward and assist with our enquiries. If you have any information which will assist with our investigation, please contact us. This will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“This remains an active investigation. I remain confident we can find the victim’s attacker and the assistance of the public is vital in helping us do so.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20161015-0183. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111.

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