Teenage boy suffers life-changing injuries in unprovoked attack in Leyland

Posted on - 13th October, 2020 - 4:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, People, Preston News
Wigan Road Pic: Google
Wigan Road Pic: Google

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a teenage boy suffered life-changing injuries in an unprovoked attack at a newsagents in Leyland.


The incident happened at 4pm on Saturday 10 October when the victim was buying sweets at the newsagents in Wigan Road.

The boy was approached by a man he did not know who who then punched him in the mouth.

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The attacker, who is described as being in his early 20’s, then left the newsagents walking across the road and then towards Tesco.

The boy suffered a fractured jaw as a result of the attack and has also lost several teeth.

No arrests have been made and police want to speak to the man in the image.

PC Emily Stanworth, of Chorley and South Ribble Police, said: “This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack which has left a teenage boy with life-changing injuries.

“We need to speak to the man in the CCTV image and I would encourage anybody who knows who he is to contact police.

“I would also appeal directly to the man himself to make contact with us if he sees this appeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to email or call police on 101, quoting log 1001 of October 10 2020. 

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