Detectives probe brutal assault on homeless man

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

DETECTIVES are investigating an attack which left a homeless man with injuries.


The victim, 55, was in his tent on Middle Walk, Blackpool behind the Grand Metropole Hotel when he was approached by three youths and kicked and punched. He suffered some significant facial injuries and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged.


The offenders also ripped and discarded the victim’s tent in what is being treated as an unprovoked and prolonged attack.


The incident happened at about 2am on Monday, October 1st.


Detective Constable Adam Weaver, of Blackpool CID, said: “This was a brutal and sustained assault on a vulnerable man and I would appeal to any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward and speak to us.”


Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 0635 of October 1st or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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