Police re-appeal after Blackpool street assault

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We are continuing to appeal for information after a man was attacked outside a bar in Blackpool. Queen Street Assault 1

Around 3.55am on October 16, the victim, a 22-year-old man from Fleetwood, was outside the Walkabout Bar in Queen Street when he was approached by another male.

The offender punched the man in the face, injuring the victim’s mouth, before making off in the direction of Bar 19.

The 22-year-old man suffered minor injuries.

Despite an initial appeal for information at the time of the offence, officers have yet to trace the offender and would be keen to speak to this man, pictured, in connection with the attack.

PC Ian Byrne, of Blackpool Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances around a nasty street assault in Blackpool last October.

“This was an unprovoked attack and we believe someone must have seen what happened.

“Despite launching an initial appeal at the time of the offence, we have yet to locate the offender.

“We have CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to in connection with the assault. If you recognise him, please call police.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference WA1616226.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111.


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