Witness appeal after serious assault in Haslingden

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A 28-year-old man is recovering following a serious assault on Cross Street North, Haslingden, yesterday (Tuesday 21st November).

Police were called shortly after 8am on Tuesday 21st November to reports that a man had been seriously assaulted with a meatcleaver. He suffered a fractured skull, lacerations to his head, arm and finger.

A 36-year-old man from Rawtenstall has been arrested for criminal damage to a vehicle and assault, and a 29-year-old woman has been arrested for assisting an offender.

Police are interested in speaking to the driver of a white vehicle which was seen in the area at the time and anybody else who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting 253 of 21st November.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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