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Police appeal after assault with metal bar leaves man seriously injured in Preston

Posted on - 22nd September, 2021 - 8:35am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Police are searching for these two men.

Police are searching for two men after a man suffered serious head and facial injuries following an assault with a metal bar in Preston.

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Preston Police have made enquiries to identify those responsible and are now asking the public to come forward if they recognise the men in the CCTV stills.

At around 6pm on 22 July, the victim, a man in his 30s, was walking along Bow Lane near the Gulf Petrol Station when he began talking to two men.

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One of the men walked away whilst the other continued to speak to the victim for fifteen minutes. The victim then realised that cash was missing from his pocket and confronted the men.

The man then walked away in the direction of Marsh Lane, and the victim followed him.

When he was on Marsh Lane near Legacy Preston International Hotel, the man pulled a metal bar out of his rucksack and hit the victim’s face a number of times, causing the victim to fall to the floor.

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The victim stated that the assault only ended after a member of the public shouted for the attacker to stop. The victim suffered serious head and facial injuries, which required hospital treatment.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

DC Laura Fagan of Preston Police said: “This was a shocking incident, which left a man with some quite nasty injuries.

“Our enquiries are very much ongoing to identify those responsible, and we are appealing for information to identify the men in the images in connection with the assault.”

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DC Fagan has asked the men or members of the public who recognise them to contact police on 101, quoting log 1442 of 22 July 2021.



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