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Man suffers broken leg during assault in Penwortham

Monday, April 29, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Penwortham in which a man had his leg broken.

The incident occurred at around 12.10am on Sunday (April 28th), shortly after the victim had left the Papa John’s pizza shop on Liverpool Road. As he walked away he was attacked by two men.

The victim, aged in his 20s, suffered a broken leg and swelling to his face. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

We would now like to speak to anybody with information about the incident. In particular we would like to trace several women who were in the pizza shop at the time of the incident and may have seen all or part of the incident, or may have seen those responsible.

Det Con Dominic Webster, of Lancashire Police, said: “An innocent man was going about his evening when he was set upon by two complete strangers, and as a result he is now recovering in hospital from a broken leg. Violence like this is absolutely unacceptable and we are doing everything we can to piece together who is responsible.

“We would now urge anybody with information about this incident to contact us as soon as possible. There were a number of people in the pizza shop who may seen what happened or who may have got a good look at those responsible.

“If you can help with our enquiries please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting log number 16 of April 28th.


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