Man attacked twice in same night with steel baseball bat

Posted on - 29th August, 2018 - 12:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Larches, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Uncategorized
One of two incidents happened at Elswick Road

Lancashire Police are searching for Ashley Collum after a man was attacked twice in one night with a steel baseball bat.


Police were called around 1am today (August 29) following reports a 22-year-old man had been assaulted in Fletcher Road.

Police received a second call at around 2am reporting the same man had been attacked in Elswick Road.

The man was hit with a steel baseball bat in both incidents. He suffered a broken arm.

A man and woman later reported receiving threats to kill.

Police are keen to trace Ashley Collum, 23, pictured, in connection with the offences.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build, with short, dark brown hair and blue eyes. He has links to the Larches, Ashton and Deepdale areas of Preston.

Police are searching for Ashley Collum

Sgt Scott Archer, of Lancashire Police, said: “Collum is wanted in connection with several serious offences.

“We are appealing to the public for any information that will assist us in locating him.

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“Do not approach him, but instead call us, providing a description of his clothing and location if sighted.

“I would also urge Collum, if he sees this appeal, to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on (01772) 209729, 209783 or 209735.

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