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Man attacked with metal pole in Nelson

Thursday, February 22, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a metal pole in Bath Street, Nelson.

At 9.15pm on Saturday 17th February a man got out of a small, silver vehicle, carrying the pole in both hands, and struck the victim repeatedly to his lower back and right shoulder.

The victim managed to flee to his home and locked the door.

His attacker knocked on the window before making off in his vehicle.

Ch Insp Marie Haworth, of Lancashire Constabulary’s East Division, said: “This was a frightening attack which has left the victim with some minor injuries and very shaken.

 “We are keen to trace the man responsible and have stepped up patrols in the area to reassure residents.”

The attacker was Asian, of medium build and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting 1463 of February 17th.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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