We are appealing for information after a man was attacked in front of his wife and child in Accrington.
It happened at shortly after 7:20pm on New Year’s Eve (Monday 31 December) when two Asian men have pulled up alongside a house on Edleston Street and attacked a 29-year-old man with hammers. The victim ran off from the area.
The pair then approached the victim’s a parked car and attacked it with hammers, smashing two windows and the windscreen. A woman and a child were inside the vehicle at the time but were not injured.
DC Sarah Whittaker from East CID said: “This was a vicious assault which has resulted in a man receiving a number of injuries including a laceration to his head, a fractured cheek along with other injuries to his face and body. All of this was in front of his wife and three-year-old daughter.
“We think that the offenders have travelled to the area in a dark Audi. If you think you saw the vehicle before the incident, the assault itself or indeed you have any information about it at all, please make contact with us.”