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Police release footage of man running off after Church Street attack

Posted on - 7th September, 2018 - 1:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
A man seen on CCTV released by police
A man seen on CCTV released by police

Police have released two CCTV pictures and video after a man was attacked in Preston city centre.

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The attack during the afternoon of Saturday (1 September) triggered a police appeal for any Saturday shoppers to come forward.

A man was treated in Royal Preston Hospital for a serious head injury after being attacked by three men.

Preston Police say the group attached the 19-year-old victim with weapons, knocking him to the floor before kicking and punching him.

A second man police want to speak to
A second man police want to speak to

A member of the public managed to detain one of the group at the scene, a 17-year-old boy who has been arrested on suspicion of wounding. He has now been released pending further enquiries.

Two other males made off from the scene around 5.15pm on that Saturday.

Detective Constable Abid Majid said: “Do you recognise the males in the CCTV? We’re keen to identify and speak to them as part of our investigation. If you have any information at all, please come forward if you haven’t already.”

Read more: Man jailed for ‘single punch’ death at Preston hotel

If you can help, please call police on (01772) 209803 or 101 quoting crime reference SA1818521.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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