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Man attacked with a rake and crowbar by gang of ‘up to six men’ in Kirkham

Posted on - 22nd December, 2020 - 5:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fylde News, Kirkham, Preston News
CCTV images by Lancashire police.
CCTV images by Lancashire police.

Lancashire police have launched an appeal after a man was attacked by five to six men in Kirkham.

The incident, which occurred Sunday 1 November at around 3pm included the victim being grabbed from behind on Ash Avenue and was recorded on CCTV.

He is 29 and was struck with a rake and hit on the head with a crowbar.

The victim suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital to be treated.

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Four men aged 25, 26, 33 and 24 have been arrested on suspicion of assault in relation to this incident.

They have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

DC Steve Wood, Blackpool police said: “This was an appalling attack in broad daylight on a street where families and children live.

“We have been on with a number of enquiries since the incident and are now at the stage where we are asking the public for their help in identifying the people pictured on CCTV.

“If you recognise the clothing or these people look potentially like someone you know, please make contact with us.”

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You can email 3805@lancashire.police.uk or call 01253 604141.

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