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Woman’s eye socket fractured in four places after being punched by man in Preston city centre bar

Posted on - 15th September, 2021 - 6:52pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Hartleys Wine Bar Pic: Tony Worrall
The attack happened in Hartleys Wine Bar Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Police are appealing for information following a serious assault on a couple who were on a night out in Preston city centre.

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The incident occurred at around 12.30am on Sunday (12 September) at Hartleys Wine Bar in Mount Street.

The victims – a man aged in his 30s and a woman aged in her 40s – were standing on the balcony area of the bar as another group of people were being escorted from the premises.

A woman who was part of the group grabbed the female victim’s hair and a male from the group then punched her to the face. She fell to the floor and was kicked to the face.

The male victim attempted to intervene but was punched by the man. Thankfully his injuries were not serious, however the female victim attended hospital and it was found she had four fractures to her eye socket that will require surgery.

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The female offender is described as being around 5ft 3ins tall, with dark-coloured hair. The male offender is described as being stocky, over 6ft tall, with short, light-coloured hair that is shaved at the sides. He was wearing a blue jumper. It is estimated he was aged in his 40s or 50s.

Police would like to speak to anybody who saw the incident, or who captured any part of it on a mobile phone. Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 605 of September 12th.


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