Man attacked with an axe in Moor Park

Posted on - 13th July, 2018 - 10:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Moor Park, Parks, Preston News
Restoration work has been ongoing in the park in the last 18 months Pic: Jim Beattie
Moor Park path Pic: Jim Beattie

A man was injured with an axe during an attack in Moor Park.


Preston Police sealed off a section of Moor Park during Friday (13 July).

Update: Police have charged a man in connection with the attack

The incident around 5.30pm saw a man in his 40s attacked by a group of men.

He received a laceration to his hand, understood to be caused by an axe, and suspected head injuries.

The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and is in a stable condition and continues to receive treatment.

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PC William Smalley of Preston Police, said: “This has been a serious attack which has happened in broad daylight and I’d like to appeal to any witnesses, or anyone who saw anything suspicious, to come forward immediately.

“We know the park was busy at the time of the assault and are particularly keen to speak to two groups of potential witnesses. These include two men and a woman who were walking with a pram and a man who was wearing a high-vis top and walking a black Labrador and yellow Labrador.

“Our investigation is ongoing and I’d like to reassure the public that patrols have been stepped up in the area.”

A police dog unit was also deployed to trace weapons involved in the incident.

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An 18-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and affray and is currently in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to ring police on 101 quoting log number 1083 of 13th July.

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