Man hit to face in Preston City Centre

Monday, October 29, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Preston in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday, October 28th).

It happened at around 6:21am as the victim, a 21 year old man from Nelson, was walking close to Preston Train Station. He has been approached by a group of heavy set men and knocked to the floor where he was hit to the face.

DC Andy Forsyth from Preston CID said: “We are trying to piece together exactly what has happened to this man and why, so we would appreciate anyone who may have witnessed the assault or the group of men walking through the city centre to get in touch.”

You can call 01772 209796 or if you fail to get an answer, 101, quoting crime reference SA1823169. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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