Police are appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries during a road rage attack in Farington.Advertisement
The incident happened at around 11.35am on Sunday (January 12), when a man in his 40s was driving a white Vauxhall Corsa on Stanifield Lane.
A police spokesperson said: “As he drove towards the traffic lights at the junction with Centurion Way, the man noticed a white Ford Transit van approaching from behind. The van was being driven close to the Corsa, with the driver beeping his horn.
“As the victim stopped at the traffic lights his car door was opened and he was dragged from the vehicle by two men.
“He was attacked with a small wooden rounders bat suffering fractures to his nose and face, as well as a broken leg. He had his wallet, mobile phone and a voucher for TK Maxx stolen during the assault.”
Both men returned to the van before making off from the scene, with the driver later treated at hospital. One of the attackers is described as having ginger hair.
Detectives are now appealing for information and urging anyone who saw what happened, or who might have dashboard mounted camera footage of the incident, to come forward.
Det Con Deborah Parkinson, of Chorley CID, said: “We are investigating a road rage attack in Farington which has left a man seriously injured.
“This was a vicious and unprovoked assault and we are appealing for information to help find those responsible.
“Detectives would like to hear from anyone who saw this incident or the vehicles involved, or anyone who may have been driving in the area at the relevant time and who may have captured any dash cam footage of what took place. We would also urge anyone with relevant CCTV footage to come forward.”
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If anyone has any information about this incident, call 01257 246182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting log 1434 of January 12. Alternatively, should you wish to provide information anonymously you can do so via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.