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Man suffers ‘life changing’ injury in New Hall Lane machete attack

Posted on - 7th June, 2020 - 11:43am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News, St Matthews
Police cordon in place along New Hall Lane Pic: Bill Whittle
Police cordon in place along New Hall Lane Pic: Bill Whittle

A man has suffered a life changing leg injury after being attacked with a machete in New Hall Lane.

Police were called the scene shortly before 11am yesterday (Saturday) to reports of an assault.

A spokesperson said: “We attended and found a man aged in his 20s had been attacked with what is thought to have been a machete-type weapon.

“He is currently in hospital undergoing treatment for a life-changing leg injury.

“Our enquiries are ongoing but at this time we believe all parties involved were known to each other.

Four people were arrested a short time later.

They are two men both aged 29 from Manchester and Preston, arrested on suspicion of wounding and affray, and two women aged 27 and 37 and from Preston, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They remain in custody.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log number 417 of June 6th.

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