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Dog walker attacked in Penwortham by group of off-road motorbikers

Posted on - 16th January, 2019 - 2:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
Factory Lane in Penwortham Pic: Google
Factory Lane in Penwortham Pic: Google

A man has suffered a broken jaw after walking out his dog in Penwortham.

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The 48-year-old victim was walking his Labrador just off Factory Lane on Sunday (13 January) around 12noon.

Three men on off-road motorcycles came up to the man and an altercation began which saw one man get off his bike and punch the man several times in the face.

Another rider then kicked the man in the head.

The group got back on their bikes and made off towards the direction of the old Bridge Inn in Leyland Road.

Another dog walker found the man.

DC Rachel Benn from Preston CID said: “This was a truly shocking attack on a man who should have been safe walking his dog. Instead, he has been left with a broken jaw and a fractured cheek bone.

“We think that one of the men was travelling with a boy on the back of his motorbike, possibly between the ages of six and 10.

“If you know anything about this attack or the man travelling with the boy on the motorcycle sounds familiar, please get in touch as you could have vital information to assist our investigation.”

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You can email 6981@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or can call 01772 209633. If you fail to get an answer, please dial 101 quoting incident reference

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

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