Appeal to find ‘Good Samaritan’ following serious assault in Preston

Posted on - 22nd March, 2022 - 3:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
The victim was chased down Hartington Road Pic: Google
The couple were attacked on Hartington Road Pic: Google

Lancashire Police are appealing for help finding a Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a couple who were assaulted in Preston.


The incident happened on March 18 at around 8.55pm on Hartington Road, off Marsh Lane.

A man and a woman were attacked by a group of youths. The man was seriously assaulted and the woman was punched in the head before the group made off.

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The man, who is in his 50s, suffered a broken elbow and several cuts and bruises. The woman, who is in her 40s, also suffered bruising.

Fortunately another man who was in the area saw what was happening and came to the help of the couple.

And police would now like to trace him and are asking him or anybody who knows who he may be to get in touch. He is described as white, of medium build, with balding hair. He was wearing a dark jacket, lighter-coloured trousers and smart brogue-style shoes.

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Enquiries have been ongoing since the incident and yesterday afternoon (Monday, March 21) two men were arrested.

Thomas Dixon, 20, of Croft Street, Preston, has since been charged with assault GBH and possession of an offensive weapon. A 17-year-old boy from Preston has been charged with assault – GBH and assault – ABH. Both were due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday).

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DS Lisa Hough, of Preston CID, said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a couple who were simply walking to a friend’s house. The man in particular was left with serious injuries, and both he and his partner have been left extremely shaken.

“Fortunately another man was in the area, and he helped the couple. We would now like to speak to him to get his account of what occurred. If you think this is you, or know who he might be, please tell us.

“Similarly if you saw any of the incident, or have any other information about it, we would like to hear from you.”

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1420 of March 18th

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