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Man assaulted on his own driveway by complete stranger in Garstang

Posted on - 28th December, 2023 - 8:49am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Garstang, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Wyre Locations
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A man was assaulted on his own driveway by what is believed to be a complete stranger just before Christmas in Garstang.

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The assault took place on December 23 at 12.50am on Bonds Lane. After the assault, the man left the scene in the direction of Castle Lane.

A third party then checked on the victim’s welfare. Police have identified this man as a key witness they wish to speak to.

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They have also issued an appeal for people in the area of Bonds Lane and Castle Lane to check their CCTV, doorbell footage or dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything which could be of use to the investigation.

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The suspect is described as white, between 6ft and 6ft 1, with short hair and in his mid to late 30s. Police said he was wearing a blue short jacket, burgundy top and white trainers.

A spokesperson for police said: “At 12.50am on 23rd of December a man was assaulted on his driveway by a complete stranger in Bonds Lane, Garstang.

“Since the assault we have been carrying out a number of enquiries and we have identified a key witness who we want to speak to. This man checked on the victim’s welfare following the assault.

“Getting back to the assault, the suspect is described as being white, between 6ft and 6ft 1, with short hair and in his mid to late 30s. He was wearing a blue short jacket, a burgundy top and white trainers. After assaulting the victim, he left in the direction of Castle Lane.

“We would also ask people in the area to check their CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything in Bonds Lane or Castle Lane which could assist us in our enquiries.”

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Anyone with information or footage – and the key witness – is asked to email police on 6116@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 64 of 23rd of December 2023.

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